Emma: How The Bears Pulled Off The Khalil Mack Blockbuster

Emma: How The Bears Pulled Off The Khalil Mack Blockbuster

Pace had been following the deteriorating situation in Oakland ever since the start of training camp, when Mack's holdout became untenable and his future with the Raiders seemed uncertain.

So, obviously the Raiders view the Bears as less competitive than at least the other teams most interested in acquiring Mack. And I'll just say what [Reggie] said - I read what he said yesterday - it's a decision that we all came to.

He was focused on extending Mack's contract despite the large value gap between player and team.

The Chicago Bears have given Khalil Mack a record-setting six-year, $141 million contract extension, according to a source. The presumption all along was that the Raiders would eventually give Mack the contract he wanted and deserved, because he's their best player - because he's worth the money. And now a key player that was supposed to change the dynamic of the offense won't even play a down for them. When it seemed like it was going that way, we decided to make a move with the trade. "We've got to find a way to bring them back", Gruden added, and receiver Amari Cooper's fifth-year option for 2019 has already been exercised. Is there a chance that the two first-round picks the Raiders acquired turn into better (and cheaper) players than Mack? "It's an exciting time to be a Chicago Bear".

Coach Matt Nagy understands the importance of Mack as a former AFC West offensive coordinator in Kansas City, preparing twice a season to keep Mack off his quarterback.

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Mack joins a defense already armed with talent good enough to qualify as a top-10 unit last season. Teams surfaced, including the Bills, Browns, Packers, Jets, and Bears.

Mack is eager to learn the Bears playbook and begin to work with his new teammates and coaches. The pressure for first-round draft picks to hit is always high. But as the contract stalemates around the league got solved, Mack's never did.

By Saturday night, Pace, Nagy and Fangio were at the hotel with Mack and enjoying a process near completion. Doing so could also send a bad message to young players. "It happened fast. But I'm blessed and thankful to be here". I know our organization is excited, and not just football, the whole building.

It's a good day for Bears fans, especially those who wagered a few dollars before Mack joined the squad.

It was a proud day for Mack and the Bears, and they hope for many more to come.

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