It looks like Khalil Mack is headed to the NFC North.
Remember those 12 hours in which there were very, very loose rumors that the Detroit Lions were hosting Khalil Mack for a visit? Well, that dream scenario has turned into a nightmare. It turns out Mack is still very likely on the move to the midwest, but he’s landing about 300 miles short of the preferred destination.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears have come to an agreement with the Oakland Raiders to trade for the All Pro edge rusher.
Sources to ESPN: Raiders and Bears have an agreement in place to trade Khalil Mack to Chicago. Still working through it, but Raiders now planning to send Mack to Chicago.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
The exact terms of the trade have yet to be announced, as the two teams are still working through it, but reports on Friday night were that the Raiders already had an offer on the table for at least two first-round picks.
Adding Mack to a defensive front that already features solid pass rushers Akiem Hicks and Leonard Floyd makes Chicago’s defense likely the most feared in the division behind the Vikings. The team also added a slew of offensive weapons and an up-and-coming offensive mind as head coach, meaning they could look a lot different in 2018.
As for the Lions, let’s just hope the addition of Frank Ragnow and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson was enough to make sure Matthew Stafford gets through this season safe and healthy.