The Chicago Bears traded for star pass rusher Khalil Mack on Saturday, and then shortly afterward they made him the new highest-paid defender in NFL history.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Chicago has signed him to a six-year, $141 million extension that includes $90 million guaranteed and $60 million at signing.
Khalil Mack and the Bears just reached agreeement on a record-setting 6-year, $141 million extension ($23.5M per year avg) that includes $90M guaranteed and $60M at signing, source tells ESPN.
Mack is the new highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
The reactions around the league, and from fans at home, were many.
Aaron Donald was the highest-paid defensive player for 1 day. https://t.co/ghskxuXkrD
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 1, 2018
Mack leaving Cali and showing up in Chicago like…$$$ pic.twitter.com/H1b2Qs9LCc
— MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) September 1, 2018
Khalil Mack receives the contract he deserved. https://t.co/ICY7LdN4Th
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 1, 2018
$60 million guaranteed at signing. WOW. https://t.co/0fVDNGRygK
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 1, 2018
It took Bears two hours to get this done. See what happens when you actually talk to the player? https://t.co/ibFL4oFLWN
— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) September 1, 2018
@52Mack_ congrats bro! Well deserved!
— Shaq Thompson (@ShaqThompson_7) September 1, 2018
Holy crap Khalil Mack gets $60M to sign per source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 1, 2018
What. A. Day. https://t.co/AcuzznM3tq
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) September 1, 2018
I can't breathe… 😲 https://t.co/BDEPCiRSl1
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) September 1, 2018
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) September 1, 2018
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) September 1, 2018
Khalil Mack right now pic.twitter.com/2bLVmR42yB
— Kristaps Glockzingis 3️⃣ (@MarkMoney__) September 1, 2018