Everybody noticed what an affect Khalil Mack had on the Bears’ protection in opposition to the Packers on Sunday evening.
Now think about Mack lining as much as rush the passer alongside Rams’ D-line stars Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers.
The Rams apparently actually needed that situation, however just for one 12 months, based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Talking on ESPN’s “Monday Night time Countdown” hours earlier than the Rams hosted the Raiders, Schefter mentioned Oakland rejected the Rams’ commerce provide.
“They’d provide the primary and third (spherical picks), get again Khalil Mack, pay him this 12 months. after which after this 12 months, figuring out they might not afford him long-term, commerce him and get again a few of these draft picks,” Schefter mentioned. “However they might’ve had him this season to assist them make a Tremendous Bowl run. … The Rams actually tried to make an effort — they needed Khalil Mack with Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh on their entrance line.”
Chicago ended up parting with two first-round decisions, together with different future alternatives, for Mack, who signed a six-year, $141 million contract with the Bears.
The Rams, who simply 10 days in the past signed Donald to a 6-year, $135 million extension, additionally just lately signed star operating again Todd Gurley to a four-year extension reportedly price $60 million.
So paying Mack what he finally needed long run would have been unattainable. However it will have been fascinating to see Mack added to that already fearsome go rush in a one-year bid to win the Tremendous Bowl.