Jon Gruden: Khalil Mack's Price Was Too High

Ruben Hill
September 4, 2018

The Raiders are without Mack, and the All-Pro pass-rusher has his extension. "It's one of those sucky things that happen".

During that broadcast, McDonough questioned his former co-worker Jon Gruden as to why he would trade such a dynamic player in Khalil Mack.

"It isn't what anybody wanted - I think that's clear", Carr said (via ESPN). (Owner) Mark Davis, (executive) Tom Delaney, we all got the information and we made a decision, together.

"I probably wished he wouldn't have gone to Chicago, but other than that I didn't have any reaction", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.

"I know there's maybe some feeling that maybe I was involved in a day-to-day negotiation". I had nothing to do with it.

Mack was under contract and due to make $13.8 million this season on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal.

While Carr was quick to note that the culture change should not exclusively be attributed to him and Mack, at the end of the day, the reality is that many aspects of the team's cultural shifts occurred as a direct result of that very pair.

Simply put, logic says that there's nearly no way that Gruden didn't know. It was tough. It was a long process. "I talked to a lot of guys the next day here at the facility and honestly, I don't have any concerns now". The Jets made an offer, but it did not include multiple first-rounders, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

"I'm anxious to hear this one, Jon Gruden and Khalil Mack talking about the trade", McDonough said during LSU's victory over Miami on Sunday, according to Pro Football Talk, before Gruden held a news conference. We don't get paid for that.

"I'm still going to dunk on him when he comes to my house in the offseason".

On Monday's Pick Six Podcast, longtime National Football League cornerback Bryant McFadden joins CBS Sports senior writer Will Brinson to get into the real nitty gritty details of the deal, as well as the Raiders' decision to cut wide receiver Martavis Bryant (whom they acquired for a third-round pick on draft day) and trade for former Bills quarterback AJ McCarron.

Nagy conceded that with all the excitement the trade has generated, it would be hard to hold Mack out of Sunday night's season opener. "But I do like the fact that they got two first-round picks". Especially after the defensive player market was reset by Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald getting a six-year, $135 million contract with $87 million guaranteed on Friday. We would like to have the player stay here. "We're not settling to be last in the pack". A unit that has plenty of good and promising pieces will get a big boost with Mack. "They're not going to cancel games, we're going to keep playing", Zimmer continued.

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