Bears to trade Khalil Mack to Chargers
The Chicago Bears have reportedly agreed to trade defensive end Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The trade includes draft picks.
The Chargers are to give a 2022 second-round draft pick and a 2023 sixth-rounder to Chicago for the six-time Pro Bowler, a source added.
Los Angeles head coach Brandon Staley sang praise for the 31-year-old Mack when he was officially hired to coach the Chargers early last year.
“I learned a lot more from Khalil Mack than he learned from me,” Staley said in January. “I drew a lot of confidence being able to coach a guy like him and I think that that first season in Chicago and that first experience, I felt like, you know, I could do this someday.”
Mack had 12.5 sacks and finished in second place in the Defensive Player of the Year vote in his first season with the Bears. Unfortunately, he was sidelined early in November as he suffered a season-ending foot injury.
Under his current contract, Mack is tied until 2025 and is worth $63.9 million. The Bears will have $24 million in dead space on the salary cap this year.
In addition to Mike Williams’ arrival earlier this week, the Chargers have added two elite players to their roster and they are more prepared for the upcoming new season.
Los Angeles Chargers
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Khalil Delshon Mack is an American football Outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League . He played college football at the University at Buffalo,wikipedia
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Adam Schefter is an American sports writer and television analyst. After graduating from University of Michigan and Northwestern University with degrees in journalism,wikipedia