Khalil Mack traded in shocking move by the Chicago Bears

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Even when Major League Baseball ends a 99-day lockout, the National Football League comes up with a story that steals the sports headlines. The Chicago Bears have traded Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for draft capital.

The Chargers are sending a 2023 second-round pick and a 2023 sixth-round in exchange for Mack. It appears that this is for cap relief on the part of the Bears. The Chargers only giving up two picks (neither a first-rounder) in 2023 rather than 2022 suggest that.

Now, the Chargers are going to pair Mack with Joey Bosa who will form one of the best pass rush duos in the National Football League. With Russell Wilson going to the Denver Broncos making it where there are four very good quarterbacks in that division, it could make all of the difference.

For the Bears, this is kind of sad. The defense that was once unstoppable with Mack in the middle of it is going away. They haven’t been elite in a while but Mack has always been so good. For a long time, he was one of the three best defensive players in the league.

Khalil Mack was an outstanding player for the Chicago Bears for a long time.

His name will always be remembered by Bears fans and this one will send shockwaves across the fanbase. The Bears got significantly worse by sending Mack away which changes everything. It was hard for this team to compete with him so this makes it even worse.

Mack going back to the AFC West is going to be a lot of fun. He will be back on the west coast where the Chargers play in the best division in football. They felt like they needed to add someone like him to compete in this monster of a division.

Winning ten games might not be enough which is absolutely insane. He, as mentioned before, will make a big difference playing alongside Joey Bosa who is also one of the best defensive players in the NFL. He deserves nothing but love as he makes his way out of town.

This is the first huge news that the Bears have made with Ryan Poles running the show. We don’t know how this is going to end but it is certainly an interesting beginning. Hopefully, it is a move that leads to them becoming a better football team in the end but it is going to take some time. They didn’t get better by trading away their star defender.

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