Two weeks of the season just got a little bit easier. It got tons easier! No more Khalil Mack!
The Oakland Raiders decided to trade their superstar out to the Chicago Bears and that has to put a grin on the face of Philip Rivers and the rest of that offensive line.
Mack is a terror and has the ability to change a game around with his ability to get in the backfield and put pressure on quarterbacks. I don’t remember him having too much of an impact against us in the past. His stats didn’t show much production against us either. He has 1 sack against us and that was in his rookie season.
The Raiders will have a couple of 1st round draft picks coming back, but who knows what they will be doing with that. They did pass on Derwin James and allowed him to drop to us! They can keep messing up those draft picks and allowing top talent to fall.
Looking forward to those 2 wins against the Raiders this year. They just gave Philip a little more time to toss the rock around all over their secondary that should have had Derwin James in it. That is all.
Bye Bye Mack!
By the end of the day:
— The #Bears will have Khalil Mack, who will be the highest-paid defensive player in football.— The #Raiders will have 2 first-round picks and more, plus $23M more per year to play with that would’ve gone to Mack.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
The reports are true, man. Khalil Mack has been traded to the Bears in exchange for an actual bear. He will play defensive end for us and will go by the name “Rupert.” Raider Nation, please give Rupert a warm welcome
— Jon Gruden (@Faux_Gruden) September 1, 2018
You wonder if Gruden is thinking trading Khalil Mack for a draft haul will buy him more time and patience from Raiders fans who now are forced to sit back and say, "Oh, well, let's wait a couple of years to see what Gruden can do with those picks."
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 1, 2018