Chris Snan, Staff Columnist~
The former Oakland Raider, Khalil Mack, has a new home in the Windy City this upcoming season. It was made official Saturday when the Raiders and the Chicago Bears came to an agreement with the trade, which now makes Mack the highest-paid defensive in NFL history. A record breaking 6 year $141 million dollar contract was more than enough to land one of the best pass rushers in the league today.Mack averaged 10.5 sacks over the course of last season with the Raiders, and had a total of 61 tackles to pair up with those sacks too, all without missing a single game. Now entering his sixth season, Mack looks to become even better and more lethal than season before. A force to be reckoned with, he now also has all the motivation he needs with that new contract guaranteeing Mack $90 million when he signs.
With this trade, the Bear’s shot at winning the Super Bowl this year have now jumped to +4,000 after this trade, which means good news for Chicago fans, and bad news for all opposing quarterbacks. The NFL 2018-19 season is shaping up to the best yet, and if it is anything close to what it is expected after this offseason, football will return to its glorified days.