Just five days before the start of the regular National Football League season, linebacker Khalil Mack agreed to a six-year, $141 million, $90 million guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bears. We got a really good football player.
Mack, the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year, was looking for a new contract and had been holding out of Raiders camp.
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"I want to be great". Green Bay successfully covered in five of those contests, but lost outright in the other two: A 27-20 defeat in 2013 in which Rodgers suffered an injury on the game's very first series and didn't return, and a sloppy 17-13 loss in 2015 that was significantly impacted by a freezing late-November rain.
Thomas took to Twitter on Labor Day morning to slam Gruden and the Raiders, who dealt away their All-Pro defensive end because, uh, well... "Khalil Mack traded by Oakland, by our man the Gru-dog, to the Chicago Bears". It's also hard not to assume that the dissolution of the relationship between Mack and the Raiders can be traced back to the eccentric head coach.
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"It wasn't my goal to trade Khalil when we got here". Once we showed up and got to work, Coach addressed it with the team, said what he said, invited anyone who needed to talk to him, open door. An extension, by the way, Gruden believes wasn't anywhere close to what Oakland was offering. "People are trying to divide us: 'I wanted him gone, he wanted him here.' We made a decision as an organization". Mack is a generational talent, and without a clear plan and after a disappointing season in 2017, it's perplexing that they let him go.
"Khalil is a true professional".
The Khalil Mack news hit like an unexpected hurricane.
While Gruden claims he had nothing to do with the negotiations between Mack and the team, he later shed light on the failure to keep the star and it sounds like he was right in the middle of it.
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown pass during the first quarter of a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field on August 16, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.