The Chicago Bears reached a record-setting six-year, $141 million extension with Khalil Mack on Saturday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Mack is now the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The deal, which averages $23.5 million per season, includes $90 million in guaranteed money and $60 million at signing, the source said.
The Bears gave up first-round picks in 2019 and 2020, a third-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2019 to acquire Mack earlier Saturday. In return, the Bears also received a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2020.
The Oakland Raiders had to trade their best player because they simply did not have the money to pay him so now he is on the Chicago Bears ready to terrorize the NFC. Khalil Mack was the first player in NFL history in 2015 when he earned All-Pro at both the defensive end position and the outside linebacker position.
Khalil Mack is really good and the Raiders traded him away for draft picks that will never be as good as Khalil Mack. Genius maneuvers going on in Oakland.
There are winners and losers of every NFL trade…
Let’s Start With The Winners:
1. Khalil Mack
“Fuck you, pay me” -Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Also, Khalil Mack.
Andddd now he’s the highest paid defensive player in NFL history leapfrogging right over Aaron Donald who was the highest paid defensive player 24 hours earlier. Getting all of the money in the world while simultaneously trolling Donald might make Mack my new favorite NFL player.
Mack has 40.5 career sacks. He has 185.5 quarterback pressures since entering the league in 2014 which leads the NFL in that time period. He’s a stone cold killer out there and now he has not only secured the bag but he left one of the most dysfunctional organizations of the last two decades.
Khalil Mack is now the king of Chicago.