The Raiders and Bears have reached an agreement to trade Pass-Rusher Khalil Mack to Chicago, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
It could not be the step that takes Chicago to the top, but for a 27- A year earlier defensive game changer is a breeze for an aspiring team.
The pages are still working on the deal, it said.
Over the last 48 hours, the Raiders have had active trade talks with several teams ̵
Mack would be the fourth player to have won a Defensive Player of the Year, along with Jason Taylor (traded in 2008), Pat Swilling (1993) and Keith Millard (1992), according to ESPN Stats & Information. At the age of 27 Mack is the youngest of this group at the time of the trade.
Mack missed the training camp. He also stayed away from the Raiders' off-season voluntary training program and held the mandatory three-day minicamp in June. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who was hired in January, had not met Mack yet.
Last summer, Oakland had exercised the option for Mack's contract last year, worth $ 13.846 million. If he had played under these conditions this season, the Raiders could have used a franchise day on Mack in 2019.
Mack would join a bear defense including No. 8 Overall Pick Roquan Smith, who had his own holdout in the offseason before signing his rookie contract and 2016 No. 9 Overall Pick Leonard Floyd. Chicago took ninth place in the allowed points and 10th in the yards last season.
Mack made league history in 2015 by being named the first-team All-Pro both outside the linebacker and defensively. In 2016, Mack was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Last season, however, his 10.5 sacks were the least since his rookie year and he was not accepted into the All-Pro team.
Still, he has 40.5 career bags and his 185.5 quarterback pressure since he came into the league in 2014, the NFL led in that timeframe, according to Pro Football Focus.
The news of an agreement to trade Mack seemed to paint surprising reactions from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Bruce Irvin on Twitter.
– Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) September 1, 2018
What a shock. Now go ahead and win .. Time to beat the Rams!
– Bruce Irvin (@ Brvin_WVU11) September 1, 2018
There was also a wave effect in Las Vegas. The Bears have gone from 100-1 to 60-1 to win the Super Bowl, while the Raiders has dropped from 20-1 to 25-1, according to Westgate Las Vegas super book manager Jeff Sherman
ESPN Paul Gutierrez contributed to this report.