Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Jon Gruden’s Explanation For Khalil Mack Trade Makes Absolutely No Sense

Jon Gruden’s Explanation For Khalil Mack Trade Makes Absolutely No Sense

Giving up multiple first-round picks to land a player of Mack's caliber certainly got people talking, but the majority of folks agree: This was a move that will have an enormous impact on many teams, not just the Bears. "It was really geared around Jon Gruden", McDonough continued. You build around a great defensive core; not a great player.

The critics have turned quickly on the Raiders head coach, after the team let Khalil Mack hold out all offseason then dealt one of the best players in the National Football League to Chicago on Saturday.

Leno had heard the possibility floated about like the rest of us, a natural link between the Bears and Mack, but it was becoming harder to imagine a deal being struck. Mack's contract set a record for defensive players. "Khalil Mack traded by Oakland, by our man the Gru-dog, to the Chicago Bears".

"I know there's maybe some feeling that maybe I was involved in a day-to-day negotiation". He could've been a Gruden Grinder.

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The Raiders sent Mack and a second-round pick in 2020 and a 2020 conditional fifth-rounder to the Chicago Bears for first-round picks in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder in 2019 and a third-rounder in 2020.

Head Coach of the Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy, says his first impressions of Mack are "pretty good". It's tied to Trubisky, for whom Pace also traded a cache of draft picks.

"We're trying to win and win games here", Leno said. That's the richest deal ever for a defensive player and nowhere near where the Raiders were willing to go after already committing $25 million a year to quarterback Derek Carr. We made him an offer.

"What we're hoping with James is that we as coaches can get him to the point where he can just continue to grow every day in his technique". An extension, by the way, Gruden believes wasn't anywhere close to what Oakland was offering. "So we'll see how it goes, but when he's out there, I can promise you this, when he's going, he's going to give it everything he has". Very, very tough to say goodbye to a great player, but here we are today. Of course, we won't know for sure until they start playing for real, but this looks like a strong roster, strong enough to compete. "Our feeling was he was not going to report anytime soon".

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