Derek Carr: Raiders Over Shock Of Khalil Mack Trade

Gruden: We all Came to a Decision on Mack Together

In fact, I thought it was a smart move that will pay dividends down the road. "So we'll see how it goes, but when he's out there, I can promise you this, when he's going, he's going to give it everything he has". You know, the Andy Daltons and Joe Flaccos of the NFL. "That's gonna be just communication between him, myself, (defensive coordinator) Vic (Fangio) and our trainers on a day-to-day basis". He's done his job at a high level.

Leno had heard the possibility floated about like the rest of us, a natural link between the Bears and Mack, but it was becoming harder to imagine a deal being struck.

As for what's next for the Raiders, Gruden says they're going to do all they can. The duo of Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd should put the defense in favorable situations throughout the game. He injured his hamstring on the first day of training camp, didn't play in any preseason games and has practiced mostly in a limited capacity until this week. But we do know this: National Football League teams that have paid defensive players "quarterback money" have had a hard time building good defenses around them.

But no more. Not with teammates calling to reassure the quarterback.

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In fact, now that an agreement has been reached to trade him to the Chicago Bears, they won't see him much at all. The Bears might very well be a playoff contender and end up doing something insane , like winning the division.

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While Gruden claims he had nothing to do with the negotiations between Mack and the team, he later shed light on the failure to keep the star and it sounds like he was right in the middle of it. Did he accomplish his goal and field a winning team?

Unfortunately for the Raiders, they had already taken that plunge when they made a decision to pay Derek Carr a bunch of money last offseason. A year ago was basically a lost season with Rodgers missing half of it with a broken collarbone. The Bears also received the Raiders' second-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2020. A unit that has plenty of good and promising pieces will get a big boost with Mack. That makes this a risk worth taking.

"We have a lot of holes, and we have to do what we can to fill them", he adds. Pace followed that up with even more talent acquired via the 2018 NFL Draft. That's where those two first-rounders will come in handy. While the Jets knew that Oakland's pass-rusher would immediately address their own weaknesses, they had the future of the franchise in mind.

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