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Report: Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for new deal

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Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for a new deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Per Schefter, the Raiders won’t have room to fit a new deal for the All-Pro linebacker under their cap after signing Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million deal and giving Gabe Jackson a five-year, $56 million extension in recent days.

Carr and Jackson were the priorities as their rookie contracts expired after the 2017 season. The Raiders exercised the fifth-year option on Mack, extending his contract through the 2018 season.

Mack likely sets a new bar for defensive players when he gets a new deal. Only 26, he has twice earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors and last season won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

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31 Responses to “Report: Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for new deal”
  1. poolninjasd says: Jun 29, 2017 7:59 PM

    Overrated, Bobby Wagner is better.

  2. nsm70 says: Jun 29, 2017 8:17 PM

    It really bothers people that the Raiders are good again and are being run properly. The team with the ghetto, hardworking, gang banging, liberal, illegal alien, dirty, foul mouthed, mean, nasty fan base is back. Haters gonna hate.

  3. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: Jun 29, 2017 8:23 PM

    I love Khalil Mack, I just hope we dont have to completely break the bank to keep him.

  4. raiders34blog says: Jun 29, 2017 8:24 PM

    Not even the same position. But mack could play where Wagner plays not sure Wagner could do the same

  5. denverscott says: Jun 29, 2017 8:25 PM

    Can’t wait to see this. He’s gonna demand more than Von which will be more than Carr. Can’t wait.

  6. r502 says: Jun 29, 2017 8:52 PM

    Bobby Wagner has not been an all pro at two positions during the same season and not been anywhere close to DPOY.

    Seahag fan is living in the past, Wagner, Wright, Thomas and Sherman are on the backside of their careers. Mack is just getting started.

  7. screwmemean says: Jun 29, 2017 9:01 PM

    Maybe Vegas taxpayers can pay for Mack? It’s the Raiders way.

  8. tylawblowncoverage says: Jun 29, 2017 9:02 PM

    denverscott says:
    Jun 29, 2017 8:25 PM
    Can’t wait to see this. He’s gonna demand more than Von which will be more than Carr. Can’t wait.

    The Raiders (Reggie Mckenzie) have prepared for Mack the consensus seems to be around 20 million a year. As long as the Raiders continue to draft well we should be fine for years with Carr st QB. Meanwhile Denver continues to try to replace John Elway and the best they can hope for next year is 8-8. Can’t wait.

  9. tylawspick6 says: Jun 29, 2017 9:05 PM

    cap hell looming

    they should consider trading him

    he is great, but the leverage he has on them, may
    sink them for years if they cave

    you can’t 30% of your annual cap with 2 players

  10. raiders34blog says: Jun 29, 2017 9:07 PM

    Wagner is a great MLB who can cover from sideline to sideline but he has a lot of help at every level. The Raiders have Khalil and Irvin subpar linebacker play, corner play So-So and safety play on and off. Sometimes 3 people are blocking Mack still had 11 sack and he is a beast against the run.

  11. raiders34blog says: Jun 29, 2017 9:11 PM

    You said trade Mack? Your blocked from every football site. That proves you don’t know anything about football. We still have cap flexibility with the recent signings and a stock pile of good players that were drafted and veterans who can be cut without dead money. I think we are in good shape moving forward.

  12. streetyson says: Jun 29, 2017 9:20 PM

    Good job Carr took such a team-friendly deal that left all that money on the table for other guys…

  13. jackedupboonie says: Jun 29, 2017 9:24 PM

    raiders34blog says:
    Jun 29, 2017 9:07 PM
    Wagner is a great MLB who can cover from sideline to sideline but he has a lot of help at every level. The Raiders have Khalil and Irvin subpar linebacker play, corner play So-So and safety play on and off. Sometimes 3 people are blocking Mack still had 11 sack and he is a beast against the run.
    …………………..
    But their defense overall sucked last year so yeah, lets point out how amazing Mack is on a bad defense. Who cares

  14. therealraider says: Jun 29, 2017 9:27 PM

    3-time first team All Pro*.. Dont forget he earned 2 in the same year.

  15. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 29, 2017 9:48 PM

    He’ll look really good in any other uniform.

  16. mikechris28 says: Jun 29, 2017 9:52 PM

    Ha. Team friendly deal. Plenty of money to sign his teammates. They sign one. Can’t fit anymore in. I find that funny.

  17. raiders34blog says: Jun 29, 2017 9:57 PM

    After so000 many years of losing and having to use free agency to get good players. This is a welcomed site to have TALENT we drafted that has the team on the right path. The fact that we are talking about it shows we are finally on the right path.

  18. honkeyt says: Jun 29, 2017 10:12 PM

    Raiders have plenty of money for 2018 to sign Mack even if they don’t make any major cuts (Smith,Amerson can save $14.5 mil against the cap). The cap is going to be around $180 million for 2018, now you can have a 6-8 big contracts and still field a team with talent in other spots to glue the team together. $125 million salary caps are a thing of the past.

  19. mysterytonite says: Jun 29, 2017 10:37 PM

    If he has to wait until 2018 he WILL be the highest paid defensive player in the game come 2018. It’s a good problem to have if you are the Raiders, team is stacked and being run the right way.

  20. therealraider says: Jun 29, 2017 10:45 PM

    mikechris28 says:
    Jun 29, 2017 9:52 PM

    Ha. Team friendly deal. Plenty of money to sign his teammates. They sign one. Can’t fit anymore in. I find that funny

    ………………

    You obviously arent up to date on the Raiders cap situation and Mack’s contract. He is currently under contract for 2 more seasons. It’s been precedent with the Raiders to re-sign guys who are in an actual contract year.

  21. keithdylan says: Jun 29, 2017 10:46 PM

    This is why the NFL Player’s Association needs to fight for a “Larry Bird Rule” for drafted players. The amount of their initial contract should be all the cap hit the team takes for the player’s career. That rewards teams for drafting well, creates continuity, and makes draft picks more valuable. Instead they will get pot offenses reduced and crow they did something for the players.

  22. dejadoh says: Jun 29, 2017 10:57 PM

    For a top 5, 1st round draft pick, the 5 year contract offers great security, but does limit upside. Mack is a beast. Reggie should offer him now before he breaks the bank for LBs/DEs.

  23. hugeheavywoman says: Jun 30, 2017 1:08 AM

    Macks’s starting point will be 21M/year. He wants Von Miller money who, btw, was voted 2nd best player in the NFL behind Brady. Mack was number 5.

    Raiders will need Vegas tax payer money to pay Mack. Good luck with that. They are already building you a stadium. Its the Raiders Way. Handouts from others. Am I lying?

  24. lukedogg087 says: Jun 30, 2017 1:21 AM

    Mack is under contract this year and next year, so the only reason to sign him this year would be so some of his signing bonus went towards this years cap, a gamble that would put them in cap hell if he got injured this year. No rush here, sign him next year when the cap goes up another 8%.

  25. tnt2003 says: Jun 30, 2017 1:28 AM

    24hoursinaday24beersinacase says:

    Jun 29, 2017 8:23 PM
    I love Khalil Mack, I just hope we dont have to completely break the bank to keep him.

    ———————————————————-
    Of course you do, or he walks.

  26. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Jun 30, 2017 7:00 AM

    This was always the plan, Mack has already had the 5th year option on his contract, so of course his deal will be next year. Carr and Jackson had no option available, so of course their deals got done this year.

    People are so dumb, I can’t believe you guys fall for this garbage..!

  27. joetoronto says: Jun 30, 2017 8:13 AM

    The Raiders hate has swung back to a jealous hate from a comical hate, and that’s a good thing.

  28. araidersfan says: Jun 30, 2017 8:21 AM

    If Khalil Mack gets an extension before the 2018 season (so the Raiders don’t have to franchise him in 2019) with a wisely structured deal then I’ll be pleased.

  29. bgibson8708 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:28 AM

    The raiders best move would be to let him play on the 5th year option and then franchise him twice. This will make him mad and he’ll probably leave after that but that’s 7 years of having him, almost until he’s 30 and never having to pay him top dollar.

  30. u4icgroov says: Jun 30, 2017 10:26 AM

    Ammerson and Smith’s guarantee money runs out next year and can be cut or more than likely restructured to free up plenty of cap space to sign Mack. Reggie Nelson will come off the books while Melifonwu and Joseph figure out who is going to be the free and strong safeties. Penn’s contract will be up and at 35, expect him to take a team friendly deal to finish his career in Oakland. Cap help is not looming. Reggie McKenzie has the team’s contracts under control. Learn a little about how the salary cap and football contracts work before you make a stupid comment. Most of the team’s in the NFL would love to have to work out the Problem of Mack and Carr’s contracts.

  31. RegisHawk says: Jun 30, 2017 11:13 AM

    Everyone’s gettin’ paid and they haven’t won anything yet.

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