Khalil Mack Agrees To Lucrative Contract With Bears Following Trade

Hope Soto
September 3, 2018

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Bears are poised to send the Oakland Raiders the most compensation for a defensive player since Minnesota acquired defensive end Jared Allen from Kansas City in 2008 for a first-round pick, two third-round choices and a swap of sixth-rounders.

The Bears traded the 27-year-old with the Oakland Raiders, and Mack will get a guaranteed $90m (£69m).

Gruden had called Mack Oakland's best player but chose to go in a different direction rather than give another player a contract worth more than $20 million a year after Carr got a lucrative extension last summer.

Under general manager Ryan Pace, the Bears are much smarter and willing to make their team better.

He is a three-time Pro Bowl selection in four National Football League seasons. When it seemed like it was going that way, we decided to make a move with the trade. There was, however, a tight one between Mack and McKenzie, who had talked for more than a year of retaining his star. It was surely a bold move - as they surrendered plenty and will pay Mack premium dollar - but it's also one that could propel them to the top of the NFC North.

Mack and the Bears agreed to a six-year, $141m extension that guarantees $90m. "Absolutely, it was here at the end, it was in the final hour that it kind of just hit and it hit hard and heavy".

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"What a shock. Now move on and win. time to beat the Rams!"

The Bears could have a really good season and still go 7-9 and give up a top-15 pick in the upcoming draft.

Bears coach Matt Nagy, however, pumped the brakes and indicated he prefers to take a safe approach with an evaluation process in the week leading to the game before fully committing to unleashing the team's prized acquisition.

Chicago hasn't had a productive elite edge rusher in what seems like ages - and badly needs one in a division now with Aaron Rodgers (of Green Bay), Matthew Stafford (of Detroit) and Kirk Cousins (of Minnesota). They are a franchise on the rise, with a younger core that features Leonard Floyd, Kyle Fuller, Roquan Smith, Eddie Jackson, Akiem Hicks and Danny Trevathan - and now, Mack.

Sure head coach Jon Gruden has the security of a 10-year contract, but S.I. points out that players like Mack often don't fall in a team's lap every decade.

Part of the Mack trade will now include paying the All-Pro pass rusher, which is now Chicago's next task.

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