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  • Raiders Trade Khalil Mack To Bears - Signs 6 Year $141 Million Extension

    Bears acquire Khalil Mack from Raiders, reach $141M extension

    The Chicago Bears reached a record-setting six-year, $141 million extension with Khalil Mack on Saturday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Chicago acquired the pass-rusher from the Oakland Raiders earlier in the day and later announced the extension but did not release the terms.

    Mack is now the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The deal, which averages $23.5 million per season, includes $90 million in guaranteed money and $60 million at signing, the source said.

    The Bears gave up first-round picks in 2019 and 2020, a third-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2019 to acquire Mack earlier Saturday. In return, the Bears also received s a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2020.

    Mack is the fourth player to be traded after winning a Defensive Player of the Year award, along with Jason Taylor (traded in 2008), Pat Swilling (1993) and Keith Millard (1992), according to ESPN Stats & Information. At age 27, Mack is the youngest of that group at the time of being traded.

    The No. 5 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Oakland exercised the fifth-year option on Mack's contract last summer worth $13.846 million. If he had played under those terms this season, the Raiders could have used a franchise tag on Mack in 2019.

    Mack made league history in 2015 by being named first-team All-Pro at both outside linebacker and defensive end. After being honored as the league's best defender in 2016, Mack had a little bit of a letdown in 2017 -- his 10.5 sacks were his fewest since his rookie year, and he was not named to the All-Pro team.

    Still, he has 40.5 career sacks, and his 185.5 quarterback pressures since coming into the league in 2014 lead the NFL in that time frame.
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