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

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The numbers speak for themselves

Most of you have already seen a few of the desirable qualities Mack brings to the table represented in numerical form. However, when you stack all of the major numbers one after another, they become overwhelmingly impressive:

  • Since 2015, Mack ranks 1st in the NFL with 257 total quarterback pressures (Pro Football Focus).
  • In 2017, Mack ranked 1st among all edge rushers in run stop percentage (11.2 percent) with a minimum of 80 percent of rush snaps played (PFF). This means that on 11.2 percent of run plays in which Mack was on the field, the play resulted in a loss of yardage for the offense.
  • In the last three seasons, the Bears have not had a player with more than 8.5 sacks. Mack has compiled 10.5, 11.0 and 15.0 in his last three seasons, respectively (ESPN).
  • Since 2015, Mack has finished top-10 in tackling efficiency among all edge rushers (PFF).
  • Mack finished as the top graded edge rusher in 2015 and 2016, and the third-highest graded edge rusher in 2017 (PFF).
  • Mack ranks 2nd in sacks (36.5) since 2015 (
  • Mack owns three of the top four all-time seasons with the most impact plays (quarterback pressures and run stops). He owns the no. 1, no. 3 and no. 4 spot on the list with 129 (2016), 120 (2015) and 120 (2017) impact plays (PFF).

I thought it would be appropriate to compile a chunk of numbers that Mack is bringing with him to Chicago. It is clear the Bears are getting a generational player. Anyone who wants to deny or debate that is simply not thinking clearly.

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The Bears’ defense improved drastically with the addition of just one player in Mack, and he is certainly going to make an impact immediately. Who is ready for Week 1?