Khalil Mack trade rumors: Los Angeles Rams should make a deal


Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that there is a "20 to 30 percent chance and increasing every day" that the Raiders will deal Mack, however, which should perk ears up around the league. "And if a team flashed a first-round pick at Oakland for the services of Mack, who wants an extension beyond the nearly $13.5 million he is scheduled to make this season under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract and the two franchise tags that could await him in 2019 and 2020, the Raiders would be silly to not at least listen".

Khalil Mack's holdout from training camp has certainly made headlines over the last two weeks causing many to question whether Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie would realistically consider parting with his all-pro defender.

Oakland knows Mack wants insane money, and they simply don't value him that highly.

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If the Rams want, they could put together a defensive front that includes Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack for the foreseeable future, and Ndamukong Suh at least for this season. The reality is that it is never a fiscally responsible decision to acquire a player that will demand the salary allocation and draft capital that Mack demands. He is set to make $13,846,000 under the fifth-year option of his rookie deal. The Rams bolstered their roster big time this offseason, and a win against them would likely change the way the media sees this team moving forward.

For these reasons, I believe that the Packers should enter into serious negotiations with the Raiders if Mack is indeed on the trade block.

"I think the one guy that you did not mention, who probably carries more weight in the pass rush than anybody else on the 49ers, and that would be DeForest Buckner". Conversely, Oakland could use Green Bay's need for an impactful and versatile edge rusher in an attempt to lure away both of their 2019 first round draft selections.