If both sides are willing to compromise in certain areas I could see the Packers spending one or both of their 2019 first round draft picks in a trade for Mack. "It would depend on how desperate is Oakland to trade Mack, and how desperate they are to get him out of the AFC, because in Detroit, they'd never see him, so that is a big advantage if the Lions are interested". Mack has been selected to three pro bowls, he has two first team all-pro selections, he was the AP Defensive player of the year in 2016, and was named an all-pro at both defensive end as well as outside linebacker in 2015.
"The odds of such a trade were zero percent a few months back, but now they are 20 to 30 percent and increasing every day, one NFC team executive said", per Freeman.More news: What did we learn about Josh Gordon from Hard Knocks?
He might not get all of the money he wants, he might not be thrilled, the Raiders might not be too happy, either, but I believe there are no glaring indications that Mack will be an ex-Raider, or pushed to the brink, or still holding out at that point.
The pass rusher is set to make $13.5 million this season under a fifth-year option on his rookie contract.More news: British Open sends the wrong Tommy Fleetwood large sum of prize money
Mack still is only 27 years old and likely has several more fantastic seasons ahead of him as his prime continues.
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. He may still provide significant value when he becomes one of the highest paid defenders in the National Football League, but it won't be the same amount of value he's provided Oakland on his rookie deal.More news: Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro arrives on shelves in August
First, it is important to highlight what the cost to acquire Khalil Mack would be if the Raiders were intent on trading him. In fact, since the Oakland Raiders acquired Jon Gruden as their new head coach in January, Mack and Gruden have yet to even speak to each other, according to Adam Schefter. A joke, to be sure, but jokes can be indicative of a deeper reality.