What would the Raiders accept in a trade for Khalil Mack?

Ruben Hill
August 9, 2018

The two sides have made little progress in negotiations, leading to increasing speculation regarding the potential of the Raiders shifting gears and attempting to move the former first-round pick. Most Raiders fans shudder to think how the unit would have performed without Mack.

But this offseason it appears Mack is unhappy with his current contract. "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".

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.

And the Raiders simply aren't willing to give him that kind of money.

Would you trade Ziggy Ansah and next year's first-round pick for the three-time Pro Bowler? Mack's historic season in 2015 shows that he can be thrust into action at multiple positions and can thrive under multiple schemes.

The Packers would seem to have the resources necessary to land an elite player like Mack. These detractors will also say that they are proven correct in their philosophy to draft and develop because of the Packers recent playoff streak which lasted for eight seasons (2009-2016). Papa said. "I don't know how this is going to play out". This defensive approach will disrupt the timing of opposing offenses and allow the secondary to make more plays on rushed passing attempts. Not many teams want to trade for a player on the past year of their deal, especially one who would command the largest contract in National Football League history for a defensive end.

That brings us back to the Packers, who have two first-round picks next year, a need for a long-term answer at edge rusher and the future cap space to satisfy whatever Mack desires financially.

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