The Oakland Raiders stunned the NFL world early on Saturday when they traded their best defensive player, defensive end Khalil Mack, to the Chicago Bears.
To recap day:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
Bears get: Khalil Mack, a 2020 second-round round pick and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick.
Raiders get: 2019 first-round pick, 2020 first-round pick, 2020 third-round pick, 2019 sixth-round pick.
Mack gets 6-year, $141 million extension, including $90M gtd.
Mack leaves the AFC West division to join the Chicago Bears, who are now coached by former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.
Nagy played college football with Chiefs general manager Brett Veach at the University of Delaware, and they remain close friends to this day.
“We were excited. Yeah, we were excited,” Veach said during a conference call Saturday. “I think I was probably the first one to call Matt (Nagy) [Saturday], and I congratulated him and I said, ‘The Bears and the Chiefs just got better today.’”
The Chiefs and their offensive line no longer have to deal with Mack, who heads to the NFC.
“We were excited to see [Mack] go,” Veach said. “He’s a phenomenal player and Chicago got a phenomenal player there to pair with (Leonard) Floyd, and they got Akiem Hicks and the young linebacker there. They’re developing quite a front there. I’m excited for Matt (Nagy).
“I think that’s going to be a great addition and most important, for us, we don’t have to play him twice a year.”