If there is any team out there that want to get the Oakland Raiders attention in any deal for Khalil Mack, it's going to cost you a lot and might get a few people fired if it doesn't work out in the end.
The Chicago Bears are expected to pull off a whopper of a trade the likes of which the team hasn't seen in about a decade.
Kennedy says that the Raiders WILL NOT end up parting ways with Mack via trade. According to NFL.com, Raiders owner Mark Davis wasn't excited about the thought of trading Mack, but Gruden was "far more open" to the idea. "Still working through it, but Raiders now planning to send Mack to Chicago", Schefter reports.
Mack did not report to training camp with the Raiders and has been holding out for a new contract. While he would be an immediate upgrade for any team, he helps the Bears in particular.
Oakland has been offered a first-round pick and another high selection, but they are seeking at least two first-round selections for the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year.
Since the Bears only have one first-round pick in 2019, this likely means they just traded away their top pick in both 2019 and 2020.
Chicago's defense has been heading in the right direction for a while now, but this move has a chance to accelerate the process and gives them a legitimate impact edge rusher to address an area they have struggled with for a while. Mack believed he should be paid his worth as one of the best defensive players in the league.
Stay tuned for more details.