Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders burned through the midnight oil to find a way to trade their best player and former Defensive Player of Year, Khalil Mack.
The suitor is none other than the Chicago Bears. The same team who traded two first round picks to the Denver Broncos for Jay Cutler in 2009. Although, unlike that deal for Cutler, this is a trade that will likely pay off in aces for Chicago.
Sources to ESPN: Raiders and Bears have an agreement in place to trade Khalil Mack to Chicago. Still working through it, but Raiders now planning to send Mack to Chicago.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
Though an agreement is now in place, but sides are working on finalizing the deal to send the former fifth-overall pick to the Bears.
Mack, 27, is in the prime of his NFL playing career. He has 40.5 career sacks since coming into the league in 2014 and figures to break the record contract Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams just landed.
More details to follow when this deal is finalizes and the Raiders take another big step towards gutting their roster Josh McDaniels style.