- The Oakland Raiders contract standoff with Khalil Mack ended on Saturday morning after the team dealt the defensive end to the Chicago Bears in exchange for two first-round picks.
Sources: The #Bears are giving 2 first-round picks to the #Raiders for star Khalil Mack. That may not be it, but that is the crux of the deal. A huge, huge deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
After Oakland dealt the three-time Pro Bowler, Raiders teammates tweeted their shock at the 27-year-old going to Chicago. Teammate Derek Carr couldn’t believe it.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) September 1, 2018
— OptimusKey_ (@ardenkey) September 1, 2018
— PJ Hall (@Pjjwatt) September 1, 2018
No fucking way
— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) September 1, 2018
While getting two first-round picks isn’t necessarily the worst haul ever, dealing Mack just before the season begins in exchange for non-roster players doesn’t help Oakland now. If I’m a Raiders player, it’s hard not to think the team got worse today – even if the move is a long-term play.
Fun time in Raiders nation, folks!