Chicago Bears fleeced Oakland Raiders for Khalil Mack and you know it

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For any fans wondering whether the Chicago Bears won the Khalil Mack trade, there is only one logical and correct answer.

Saturday morning, the most glorious news arose out of the thick of what was an inevitable situation for Oakland Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack. He was going to be traded. There was no doubt about it, especially after the deal between Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams. Who knew, though, that it would be the Chicago Bears to win the sweepstakes?

Like I said, it was the most glorious news Bears fans had heard in quite some time. To top off an eventful offseason with much positive change, they landed arguably the best defensive player in all of football.

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Mack had been holding out and was already forfeiting a chunk of cash in the process. Hoping for a new deal with the Raiders, Mack was set to sit out the regular season, being fined over $800,000 per game he failed to show up to.

Well, the new deal came. It just wasn’t with the silver and black. Following the trade to the Bears, Ryan Pace wasted no time in setting a record deal between his organization and Mack. It was a 6-year, $141 million contract extension for Mack.

With Mack in Chicago for a long time now, obviously there are going to be critics. For whatever reason, people like to take news like this and spin it in a negative manner — heck, even some folks who call the Bears their team are in on this.

The truth is, the Bears fleeced the Raiders in this deal.

Why? How? Allow me to explain.