If you believe Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, the tears wouldn’t stop flowing for three days after he traded Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears last year.
On Tuesday speaking to reporters from the annual league meetings, Gruden said he “cried for 3 days after trading Mack. But we’re not able to get Antonio Brown, Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner without making that trade,” per Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
One could certainly argue the Raiders would have been better off in the long run by keeping Mack than getting Antonio Brown, Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner. But that’s kind of besides the point.
Gruden is just an incredible quote machine.
Remember, he had everyone buzzing after the Mack trade because he kept lamenting how hard it is to find pass rushers. Now he says he cried for three days after trading away one of the best pass rushers in the game?
In the immortal words of Chad Johnson, “Child please.”