Chicago, IL — The Chicago Bears made headlines just before the season starts with the trade for DE Khalil Mack. The Bears acquired Mack along with a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick in exchange for their 2019 first-round pick, 2020 first-round pick, 2020 third-round pick and 2019 sixth-round pick. GM Ryan Pace had this to say about the blockbuster deal:
Khalil Mack is an intimidating factor for this Bears defense that already seemed monstrous enough with the addition of LB Roquan Smith in the recent draft. This is the pass rusher the Bears need to help them elevate their way to the top of the NFC North. With QB’s like Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford, and Kirk Cousins; Mack brings the pressure that will force these players to grow eyes in the back of their heads.
The question remains though, is this trade good enough for Chicago to grab the Lombardi trophy? Following the Khalil Mack deal, the Bears go from 100-1 to 40-1 odds to win the Super Bowl at Westgate LV SuperBook.
Coach Bauer had this to say: “We are very excited to have Khalil Mack here on the team. We know Mack is a very talented player and we expect him to have a big year for us. Khalil obviously changes the mood and mindset of the locker room. Guys on the field have more confidence doing their job knowing there’s a monster trying to bring down the QB.”
Here’s what some of his teammates had to say via twitter:
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