The Khalil Mack trade from Oakland to Chicago is official, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who provided the details of the trade Saturday afternoon.
According to Schefter, the Bears are getting Mack, a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick.
The Raiders, in exchange for Mack, are getting a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 first-round pick, 2020 third-round pick and a 2019 sixth-round pick.
That’s a major haul by Oakland. Jon Gruden must be happy, as he felt it was better long term to rebuild the defense than to spend essentially quarterback money to lock Mack up long term.
As for Chicago, this shows just how much the team loves young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who’s going to be playing on a relatively cheap rookie deal for the next couple of years, at least. It’s a similar all-in strategy we’ve seen from the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, both of which have young quarterbacks of their own on cheap rookie deals.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this all unfolds in the coming years. We do know that Las Vegas sees this as a huge win for the Bears, but that remains to be seen.