Chicago Bears: Must-know odds, stats, facts following Khalil Mack trade

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Odds for Mack in 2018

Mack’s repertoire includes just about anything you could desire in a prolific pass rusher. He has the speed, strength and flat-out will to beat even the best offensive linemen in the league. That’s been proven by what he’s been able to accomplish individually in his first four seasons as a pro.

Prior to joining the Bears, Mack played on one of the worst defenses in football. In 2017, the Raiders were 23rd in total yards given up. In 2016, Oakland ranked 26th in that category. In 2015, they were 22nd and in Mack’s rookie year of 2014 the Raiders ranked 21st.

Last year, the Bears’ defense ranked 10th in the league. Chicago added Roquan Smith to the mix, and now Mack joins Smith, Danny Trevathan and Leonard Floyd. Offensive lines will have to pick their poison when choosing to block — and let’s not forget Akiem Hicks.

Mack’s odds for the 2018 season, individually-speaking, look awfully good. Again, according to Delsohn, here are a few factoids regarding Mack’s individual numbers this season, following the trade:

  • The line for sacks in 2018 currently sits at 11.5 (-120)

  • The line for interceptions in 2018 is at 1.5 (Odds on the over are 2-to-1)

  • Mack’s odds to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year are 5-to-1

The moral of the story? Mack is in line for yet another elite season, individually. The biggest difference? He’s on a much better defense than he’s ever been a part of. The Bears defense as a whole is in line to finish as a top-5 unit this year, all thanks to the acquisition of one player.