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NFC North: Chicago Bears trade for Khalil Mack

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One return of the Mack that nobody in Minnesota can jam to

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UPDATE: The parameters of the trade are now in, and seriously if you tried to make this trade on Madden your PS4 would become sentient and laugh at you.

Original story follows:


Reports are coming in from everywhere that one of the Minnesota Vikings’ NFC North rivals is swinging a deal to acquire one of the NFL’s best pass rushers.

Khalil Mack, a two-time All-Pro and the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is reportedly heading to the Chicago Bears in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. The particulars of the deal have not been released yet, but the rumor going around was that the Raiders were looking for at least two first-round draft picks in any deal that Mack was going to be involved in.

The deal would add Mack to a defense that the Bears have been building over the past few seasons and includes players such as Leonard Floyd, Roquan Smith, and Akiem Hicks. With the Bears acquiring Mack, there isn’t any question at this point who the second-best defense in the NFC North belongs to.

If the deal involves multiple first round picks going back to Oakland in exchange for Mack, it will mark the most draft capital that a team has ever given up for a defensive player. Right now, the Vikings’ acquisition of Jared Allen in 2008 is the benchmark for that. The Vikings sent a first-round pick and a pair of third-round picks to the Kansas City Chiefs that offseason in order to acquire Allen’s services.

Once again, the Chicago Bears appear to be in the final stages of acquiring linebacker Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for multiple draft picks.

We now return you to our coverage of the Minnesota Vikings shaping their 53-man roster prior to the 3:00 PM Central time roster deadline.