Jets didn't offer Raiders multiple 1st-round picks for Khalil Mack

Dean Simpson
September 5, 2018

Instead, Mack was shipped to Chicago and reportedly agreed to a six-year, $141 million contract extension with the NFC North team.

Carr's 2017 $125 million contract extension, coupled with raises for guard Gabe Jackson, wide receiver Seth Roberts and defensive tackle Justin Ellis, left the team with little wiggle room under the salary cap despite the fact that Carr, who was a second-round pick in that 2014 draft, said his contract was structured to make a Mack deal easier. "I think first-year coaches are probably the biggest challenge".

Well, while Mack is now a member of the Chicago Bears, and he and Carr are no longer teammates, the Silver and Black's franchise quarterback is happy with what he and Mack accomplished during their time together. They also shored up their offensive line by selecting James Daniels out of Iowa and traded back into the second round to solidify the wide receiver position with the addition of Anthony Miller out of Memphis. In Cutler, the Bears acquired a 26-year-old who had just earned Pro Bowl honors in his third season and seemed destined for greater accomplishments. They have a good idea of Nagy's core offensive philosophies based on his work with Kansas City previous year under the tutelage of Andy Reid. Nagy brought in former OR head coach Mark Helfrich, so it's reasonable to assume the Bears will place an even greater emphasis on zone read and run-pass option concepts into his offense. Pace said he and Nagy had a similar mindset when approaching this decision.

Carr added that the shock has worn off "because we're back to work".

"They know how impactful of a player and how important to their scheme that he is". With a new head coach, McCarthy said, that number could be even higher than 30 percent.

During that broadcast, McDonough questioned his former co-worker Jon Gruden as to why he would trade such a dynamic player in Khalil Mack. "The Bears made us an offer of two first-round draft choices and here we are today".

"I think, obviously, we had the day off that day and so that made it harder because I'm just sitting there thinking about it all day".

Two days later, when Carr was given a chance to react to the trade in a format that doesn't limit him to 280 characters, he expressed disappointment and sadness that the Raiders gave away both a player of Mack's caliber and one of Carr's best friends, in addition to making it clear that nobody wanted Mack to leave. Steve McMichael was a Bear who played for the Packers.

For what it's worth, the Packers themselves will be giving the Bears plenty of unscouted looks. An offseason of building around Trubisky was capped off with a monumental investment in the defense.

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