Report: Jets reach out to Raiders about a possible Khalil Mack trade

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With a potential franchise quarterback on the roster, the Jets could soon be looking to get a guy who will regularly attack other franchise quarterbacks.

The Jets have reached out to the Raiders regarding a possible trade for holdout defensive end Khalil Mack, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Per Mehta, more than a dozen teams have made inquiries regarding Mack, the 2016 defensive player of the year. The Jets have not yet made a trade offer to the Raiders.

Regardless of the team involved, any transaction would be complicated. In addition to working out a deal with the Raiders for compensation, the team would need to be ready to pay Mack. Otherwise, the new team would simply be inheriting the holdout.

The Raiders and Mack haven’t negotiated in months. Oakland possibly believes that Mack will show up when the regular season begins, since a holdout at that point would result in more than $814,000 in lost game checks, one week at a time.

The Jets definitely seem to in the market for a pass rusher; they reportedly reached out recently to the Jaguars regarding a possible trade for defensive end Dante Fowler.

71 responses to “Report: Jets reach out to Raiders about a possible Khalil Mack trade

  1. Well I’ll give the Jets this, they certainly have huevos!
    Good luck with the query Woody…you better throw in some Johnson & Johnson stock.

  2. Khalil Mack is a dominant game-changer on defense and arguably the best defensive player in the league.

    If the Raiders got a load of draft picks in exchange, there’s no guarantee that they would pan out (especially with Gruden running the draft). And even if the draft picks made the grade, they wouldn’t bring as much value collectively to the Raiders as Mack does.

    Trading Mack would throw the chance of the Raiders being competitive over the next few years.

  3. as a pats fan, I am glad they stuck with Todd Bowles. Him and Madigan seem to be building a roster. Hopefully our Boston New York rivalry reignites.

  4. Come on Khalil. You’re getting warmer. You’re in the right state. Now just travel west about 600 miles to your college home town where you can hang out with your brother on days off in Buffalo. Shaq Lawson( former 1st rounder) and a 2020 1st rounder for Khalil.

  5. Mack belongs in silver and black.

    Mark.. There is a liquor store and “Pay Day Loans Outlet” on almost every street corner in Vegas.

    Get Drunk, get a new haircut and get borrowing.

    Please.

  6. Exactly what could they offer for him, besides a boat load of draft picks and $$$$$$. No team is clamoring for any Jets player.

  7. Isn’t Mack already losing game checks for missing pre-season games as some part of the new deal? I swear I’ve read that reported on here and other sites.

  8. The Raiders have given a definitive “No” to every team that’s called about a trade. Mack is going nowhere.

  9. The Raiders only have about 2.5 Million cap space left.

    So that is a major problem.

    Will be interesting to see how this plays out…

  10. From a cap space perspective, there are really no teams who can compete with the Jets over the next 2 seasons other than the Bills.

  11. Can you imagine trying to trade with Gruden?

    4:00 pm: “JG, Jets here — what’s your ballpark on Mack cash/picks?”
    2:40 am: “Hey just watched 14 hours of film, he is such a grinder I really love how he flows to space just can’t say enough about this guy I wouldn’t trade him even for a good night’s sleep without horse tranqs, I am the keymaster, over”
    10:00 am: “unsubscribe”

  12. Well now, that’s the problem, isn’t it? Wreck your salary cap for a single player, make your homegrown guys resentful, drive up the price for the whole league. This is how average families got priced out of NFL football.

  13. feartheshieldonblacksunday says:

    4 – 1st rd. picks, 3 – 2nd round picks, nothing less!
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    dream on dude, no g.m. is that dumb to give up all of that for Mack, put down the pipe.

  14. The Raiders have no cash. Mack wants a boatload of cash (and deserves it). Something has to give.

    The Raiders got themselves into a cap pickle and there are no good ways out. The best thing is to shop Mack for the best offer they can get, then jump on it. They can force him to play for them this year, but those type of moves never turn out well.

  15. navyvandal says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:34 pm
    as a pats fan, I am glad they stuck with Todd Bowles. Him and Madigan seem to be building a roster. Hopefully our Boston New York rivalry reignites.

    Best comment of the day. Winning the AFCE by default doesn’t do anything to cement a legacy. Having some competition would. You must have played the game at some point. Good on you navyvandal.

  16. The crazy demands are on purpose. Why not? The Raiders have Mack under team control for 3 years. This year the last year of his rookie deal. And 2 years of franchise tag earned by picking up his 5th year option. He’s looking at $20 mill plus per year. He will make less than that all 3 controlled years the team has on him. It’s in his best interest to show up and play as he really has no leverage, and looses $815k each week he sits out. So yeah Jets, 2 1st rd picks and Leonard Williams or go kick rocks!!! RAIDER NATION!!!!

  17. You’ve got your young QB, but you’re still rebuilding. Don’t give up draft capital to get an expensive pass rusher when you should be using your likely high draft positioning to surround your QB with weapons and an O-Line perhaps? There’s literally no one on that line that’s going to do a great job of keeping Darnold upright.

  18. Wouldn’t this article be better titled “The helpless reaching out to the hopeless?” Or “The hopeless reaching out the helpless?”.

  19. The Raiders have given a definitive “No” to every team that’s called about a trade. Mack is going nowhere.
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    You know this how? Tell us, what other teams have contacted the Raiders besides the Jets? Tick tock.

  20. Another example of the Jets GM doing good things. Reach out to these teams. You have a deficiency in a pass rusher, Fowler maybe on the cheap and Mack is a stud who maybe you can get a value trade. Nothing wrong with giving a call, everything wrong with not.

  21. If the Jets could somehow trade Teddy Bridgewater for something the Raiders wanted, then they could get Mack.
    Then I’d wake up and my dream would be over and it would be Monday and time to go to work.

  22. Centered00 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Well I’ll give the Jets this, they certainly have huevos!
    Good luck with the query Woody…you better throw in some Johnson & Johnson stock.

    ………………………………………………
    huevos?

    The Jets have eggs?

  23. You raider fans are freaking high. You’re not getting anything close to multiple 1st rounders let alone even one. He guy has come out and practically said he’s not playing for Oakland and the team has made it clear they’re not going to pay him so why would a team trade all that for someone they can just pay the same amount and trade nothing?? Seriously, you all are hilarious. You’re not getting first round picks and Williams so get over that.

  24. “Isn’t Mack already losing game checks for missing pre-season games as some part of the new deal? I swear I’ve read that reported on here and other sites’

    Lolz nope. Game checks are for regular season games only and the preseason pay is very small. What they can do is fine him something like 8k a day that he misses in camp and the preseason. This adds up to far more than the total preseason pay the players receive, which is room and board, plus a per diem that ranges from $1150/day – $2000/day this year based on number of years service.

    So a player can be fined far more than he would make in the preseason and training camp, but it adds up to far less than a single game check in this case. Teams also rarely enforce the fines if the player turns up before game 1 and/or negotiates a contract before game 1.

  25. Many teams need a pass rusher, and Frisco is one of them, but they will try to get one or more of their own players to step up instead of trading for one.

  26. Harrisonhits2. Newsflash, Mack has already been fined $1.6M for missing the first two preseason games. Preseason fines are waiveable should he strike a deal with the Raiders. Fines for missed regular season games are not. Gessh, do your homework next time. You don’t know what you are talking about.

  27. “Khalil Mack for Leveon Bell.
    Problem for problem.
    Talent for talent.
    Everyone wins”

    Ok so two teams that don’t want to pay huge money to a player will do so for another team’s player?

    Plus, Bell is known to be looking for 17 million a year on a multiyear deal. The Raiders currently have 7.5 million in cap space and would therefore have to cut at least 10 million worth of other players to sign him, and leave themselves no cap space to make trades or signings during the season.

    Mack is know to be looking for QB level money I believe. The Steelers currently have 1.46 million in cap space.

    The economics of your suggested trade don’t work. This isn’t fantasy football.

  28. araidersfan says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Khalil Mack is a dominant game-changer on defense and arguably the best defensive player in the league.

    If the Raiders got a load of draft picks in exchange, there’s no guarantee that they would pan out (especially with Gruden running the draft). And even if the draft picks made the grade, they wouldn’t bring as much value collectively to the Raiders as Mack does.

    Trading Mack would throw the chance of the Raiders being competitive over the next few years.
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    The Raiders with Mack were still a bottom tier defense last year. I’ll take a 1st and 3rd round pick, plus the saved $20 million a year for him to make the defense better.

  29. I can picture how many penalties he’ll be getting for illegal touching of Brady while he turns Brown and Cannon into turnstiles.

  30. Makes sense for the Jets. They don’t have to worry about a huge quarterback contract for 3-4 years at the minimum. Mack would be like their Von Miller in terms of cap %.

  31. Mack is arguably a generational player and one of the best if not the best defensive players in the NFL. You simply dont let these kind of players go in their primes. The Raiders are such a train wreck. They need their total management team replaced. Commitment to Incompetence.

  32. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    August 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm
    I can picture how many penalties he’ll be getting for illegal touching of Brady while he turns Brown and Cannon into turnstiles.

    ————

    Yeah…..because he did that so much in last years beat-down that Pats gave the Raiders in Mexico City

  33. Jets doing their due diligence. Good on them.

    End result? Raiders waive their fines, Mack plays with Raiders under current terms. Life goes on with Mack ultimately getting the franchise tag.

  34. As Vic Tafur wrote today, the Raiders don’t want to trade him, and don’t need to trade him. They’re not trading him.

    The Jets are far from the only team that has inquired. Not gonna happen.

  35. Trade him now. He doesn’t equal wins. I’m sick of this guy holding the Raiders hostage. Asking for way too much…

  36. theres no way Mack is worth the 20 million hes asking for..we have to many other holes that we need to fill its stupid to give all that money to 1 guy when we also need LB and secondary help..good job Gruden and McKenzie dont give in

  37. Raiders give up Mack, Mario Edwards Jr. And their 3rd rounder, Jets Williams, Bridgewater and 1st rounder.
    Call it a day, Everybody wins

  38. raiderrob21 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    The crazy demands are on purpose. Why not? The Raiders have Mack under team control for 3 years. This year the last year of his rookie deal. And 2 years of franchise tag earned by picking up his 5th year option. He’s looking at $20 mill plus per year. He will make less than that all 3 controlled years the team has on him. It’s in his best interest to show up and play as he really has no leverage, and looses $815k each week he sits out. So yeah Jets, 2 1st rd picks and Leonard Williams or go kick rocks!!! RAIDER NATION!!!!

    get a clue Mack can hold out and only show up for games like Bell is doing for the last 2 years
    Macks salary under the DE tag for the next2 years at a minimum
    2018 = 14M
    2019= 17.1M + 20% at a minimum (1st tag)
    2020= (2019 salary) + 20% (2nd tag)
    2121= 2020 salary + 44% raise

    with no long term contact Mack can sit out without being fined and is looking at well over 50M for the next 3 years

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    Report: Jets reach out to Raiders about a possible Khalil Mack trade
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 22, 2018, 5:18 PM EDT
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    With a potential franchise quarterback on the roster, the Jets could soon be looking to get a guy who will regularly attack other franchise quarterbacks.

    The Jets have reached out to the Raiders regarding a possible trade for holdout defensive end Khalil Mack, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

    Per Mehta, more than a dozen teams have made inquiries regarding Mack, the 2016 defensive player of the year. The Jets have not yet made a trade offer to the Raiders.

    Regardless of the team involved, any transaction would be complicated. In addition to working out a deal with the Raiders for compensation, the team would need to be ready to pay Mack. Otherwise, the new team would simply be inheriting the holdout.

    The Raiders and Mack haven’t negotiated in months. Oakland possibly believes that Mack will show up when the regular season begins, since a holdout at that point would result in more than $814,000 in lost game checks, one week at a time.

    The Jets definitely seem to in the market for a pass rusher; they reportedly reached out recently to the Jaguars regarding a possible trade for defensive end Dante Fowler.
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    57 responses to “Report: Jets reach out to Raiders about a possible Khalil Mack trade”

    Centered00 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Well I’ll give the Jets this, they certainly have huevos!
    Good luck with the query Woody…you better throw in some Johnson & Johnson stock.

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    stinkymcmulligan says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Mehta is wrong 100 times out of 100

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    araidersfan says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Khalil Mack is a dominant game-changer on defense and arguably the best defensive player in the league.

    If the Raiders got a load of draft picks in exchange, there’s no guarantee that they would pan out (especially with Gruden running the draft). And even if the draft picks made the grade, they wouldn’t bring as much value collectively to the Raiders as Mack does.

    Trading Mack would throw the chance of the Raiders being competitive over the next few years.

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    redclaw1314 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    It would make the AFC East a little interesting.

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    navyvandal says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    as a pats fan, I am glad they stuck with Todd Bowles. Him and Madigan seem to be building a roster. Hopefully our Boston New York rivalry reignites.

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    bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Come on Khalil. You’re getting warmer. You’re in the right state. Now just travel west about 600 miles to your college home town where you can hang out with your brother on days off in Buffalo. Shaq Lawson( former 1st rounder) and a 2020 1st rounder for Khalil.

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    PFT on CTV Vancouver. says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Mack belongs in silver and black.

    Mark.. There is a liquor store and “Pay Day Loans Outlet” on almost every street corner in Vegas.

    Get Drunk, get a new haircut and get borrowing.

    Please.

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    700levelvet says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Exactly what could they offer for him, besides a boat load of draft picks and $$$$$$. No team is clamoring for any Jets player.

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    war27 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Isn’t Mack already losing game checks for missing pre-season games as some part of the new deal? I swear I’ve read that reported on here and other sites.

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    boknowsvt says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    The Raiders have given a definitive “No” to every team that’s called about a trade. Mack is going nowhere.

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    patriots123456 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Raiders only have about 2.5 Million cap space left.

    So that is a major problem.

    Will be interesting to see how this plays out…

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    trubroncfan07 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Dam Raiders are broke, as a Broncos fan, I hope they trade him to the Jets.

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    arwiv says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    From a cap space perspective, there are really no teams who can compete with the Jets over the next 2 seasons other than the Bills.

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    Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    William & a first round should get the trade done!!!

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    feartheshieldonblacksunday says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    4 – 1st rd. picks, 3 – 2nd round picks, nothing less!

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    weepingjebus says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Can you imagine trying to trade with Gruden?

    4:00 pm: “JG, Jets here — what’s your ballpark on Mack cash/picks?”
    2:40 am: “Hey just watched 14 hours of film, he is such a grinder I really love how he flows to space just can’t say enough about this guy I wouldn’t trade him even for a good night’s sleep without horse tranqs, I am the keymaster, over”
    10:00 am: “unsubscribe”

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    rho1953 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Well now, that’s the problem, isn’t it? Wreck your salary cap for a single player, make your homegrown guys resentful, drive up the price for the whole league. This is how average families got priced out of NFL football.

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    badboysgetspanked says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    AND the vultures are now circling over the carcass once known as the Raiders.

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    stucats says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    feartheshieldonblacksunday says:

    4 – 1st rd. picks, 3 – 2nd round picks, nothing less!
    **************************************************************

    dream on dude, no g.m. is that dumb to give up all of that for Mack, put down the pipe.

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    billzbubb says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    The Raiders have no cash. Mack wants a boatload of cash (and deserves it). Something has to give.

    The Raiders got themselves into a cap pickle and there are no good ways out. The best thing is to shop Mack for the best offer they can get, then jump on it. They can force him to play for them this year, but those type of moves never turn out well.

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    badboysgetspanked says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    4 – 1st rd. picks, 3 – 2nd round picks, nothing less!
    ___________
    LOL! Good luck with that.

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    cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I love a good game of chicken. Let’s see who blinks first Mack or the Raiders.

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    slick50kc says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    For Bridgewater straight up. He’s better than Carr.

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    TruFBFan says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    navyvandal says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:34 pm
    as a pats fan, I am glad they stuck with Todd Bowles. Him and Madigan seem to be building a roster. Hopefully our Boston New York rivalry reignites.

    Best comment of the day. Winning the AFCE by default doesn’t do anything to cement a legacy. Having some competition would. You must have played the game at some point. Good on you navyvandal.

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    touchdownroddywhite says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Whoever replaces Bowles as coach would surely appreciate this move

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    dietrich43 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Only Mark Davis could screw this up.

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    raiderrob21 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    The crazy demands are on purpose. Why not? The Raiders have Mack under team control for 3 years. This year the last year of his rookie deal. And 2 years of franchise tag earned by picking up his 5th year option. He’s looking at $20 mill plus per year. He will make less than that all 3 controlled years the team has on him. It’s in his best interest to show up and play as he really has no leverage, and looses $815k each week he sits out. So yeah Jets, 2 1st rd picks and Leonard Williams or go kick rocks!!! RAIDER NATION!!!!

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    fc187 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    With the D-line they have would be a really good addition.

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    poseidon420247 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    You’ve got your young QB, but you’re still rebuilding. Don’t give up draft capital to get an expensive pass rusher when you should be using your likely high draft positioning to surround your QB with weapons and an O-Line perhaps? There’s literally no one on that line that’s going to do a great job of keeping Darnold upright.

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    youbettercallsaul says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Wouldn’t this article be better titled “The helpless reaching out to the hopeless?” Or “The hopeless reaching out the helpless?”.

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    badboysgetspanked says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The Raiders have given a definitive “No” to every team that’s called about a trade. Mack is going nowhere.
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    You know this how? Tell us, what other teams have contacted the Raiders besides the Jets? Tick tock.

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    badboysgetspanked says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    The Raiders have Mack under team control for 3 years.

    So? He plays 6 games a season as a very disgruntled employee. Nice.

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    silverandblack052099 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    First you can’t/won’t pay him, now you might consider trading him to the Jets?

    Now that is what they call adding insult to injury!

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    mclennon99 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Putting Khalil Mack on the Jets would be like putting a $5,000 Gucci dress on Roseanne Barr. Waste of time.

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    jets13 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Another example of the Jets GM doing good things. Reach out to these teams. You have a deficiency in a pass rusher, Fowler maybe on the cheap and Mack is a stud who maybe you can get a value trade. Nothing wrong with giving a call, everything wrong with not.

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    indiapalealeblog says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    If the Jets could somehow trade Teddy Bridgewater for something the Raiders wanted, then they could get Mack.
    Then I’d wake up and my dream would be over and it would be Monday and time to go to work.

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    imaduffer says:
    August 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Centered00 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Well I’ll give the Jets this, they certainly have huevos!
    Good luck with the query Woody…you better throw in some Johnson & Johnson stock.

    ………………………………………………
    huevos?

    The Jets have eggs?

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    greenandblue63 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    You raider fans are freaking high. You’re not getting anything close to multiple 1st rounders let alone even one. He guy has come out and practically said he’s not playing for Oakland and the team has made it clear they’re not going to pay him so why would a team trade all that for someone they can just pay the same amount and trade nothing?? Seriously, you all are hilarious. You’re not getting first round picks and Williams so get over that.

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    harrisonhits2 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    “Isn’t Mack already losing game checks for missing pre-season games as some part of the new deal? I swear I’ve read that reported on here and other sites’

    Lolz nope. Game checks are for regular season games only and the preseason pay is very small. What they can do is fine him something like 8k a day that he misses in camp and the preseason. This adds up to far more than the total preseason pay the players receive, which is room and board, plus a per diem that ranges from $1150/day – $2000/day this year based on number of years service.

    So a player can be fined far more than he would make in the preseason and training camp, but it adds up to far less than a single game check in this case. Teams also rarely enforce the fines if the player turns up before game 1 and/or negotiates a contract before game 1.

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    jzorbo73 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Khalil Mack for Leveon Bell.
    Problem for problem.
    Talent for talent.
    Everyone wins

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    49ersfury says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Jets, just wait for Nick Bosa to come out in the draft. You all should be in position to draft him next year.

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    omeimontis says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Many teams need a pass rusher, and Frisco is one of them, but they will try to get one or more of their own players to step up instead of trading for one.

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    dejadoh says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Get a brain, Jets fans. No chance.

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    badboysgetspanked says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Harrisonhits2. Newsflash, Mack has already been fined $1.6M for missing the first two preseason games. Preseason fines are waiveable should he strike a deal with the Raiders. Fines for missed regular season games are not. Gessh, do your homework next time. You don’t know what you are talking about.

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    harrisonhits2 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    “Khalil Mack for Leveon Bell.
    Problem for problem.
    Talent for talent.
    Everyone wins”

    Ok so two teams that don’t want to pay huge money to a player will do so for another team’s player?

    Plus, Bell is known to be looking for 17 million a year on a multiyear deal. The Raiders currently have 7.5 million in cap space and would therefore have to cut at least 10 million worth of other players to sign him, and leave themselves no cap space to make trades or signings during the season.

    Mack is know to be looking for QB level money I believe. The Steelers currently have 1.46 million in cap space.

    The economics of your suggested trade don’t work. This isn’t fantasy football.

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    August 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    araidersfan says:
    August 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Khalil Mack is a dominant game-changer on defense and arguably the best defensive player in the league.

    If the Raiders got a load of draft picks in exchange, there’s no guarantee that they would pan out (especially with Gruden running the draft). And even if the draft picks made the grade, they wouldn’t bring as much value collectively to the Raiders as Mack does.

    Trading Mack would throw the chance of the Raiders being competitive over the next few years.
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    The Raiders with Mack were still a bottom tier defense last year. I’ll take a 1st and 3rd round pick, plus the saved $20 million a year for him to make the defense better.

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    You’re assuming that the draft picks that the Raiders would acquire for Mack would pan out. That’s a huge assumption given that Gruden is running the draft. In his first Raiders stint Gruden pushed to draft busts like Matt Stinchcomb and Marques Tuisosopo. His draft selections with the Bucs were also lousy (just ask Bucs fans).

    As for the Raiders defense being lower tier, that’s hardly Mack’s fault but was the result of an awful DC (Ken Norton Jr.) and the fact that Mack was really the only quality defensive starter on the team. The attention that Mack draws made a marginal player like Bruce Irvin actually look decent. Without Mack, the Raiders could set records for being one of the worst defenses in history.

  40. Best comment of the day. Winning the AFCE by default doesn’t do anything to cement a legacy. Having some competition would. You must have played the game at some point. Good on you navyvandal.

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    yes, the pats should try to be a bit worse, to make it easier for the comp.

    sounds awesome, 5th place trophy millennial

  41. Mack is under contract this year and will then be franchised the next 2 years! That’s much cheaper than a 5 year deal worth over $100 million!

  42. You never know what they can get. Last trade like this was when Dallas traded Herschel to the Vikings for a boatload if picks. One franchise went on to win 3 SBs with those picks and the Vikings, well they still have zero championships. Zero. Just ponder that.

  43. hahahahahaha, hahahahha, that made me chuckle this morning….because the funniest thing is Leonard Williams is just counting down the days to play for the raiders…

  44. cribbage12 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 9:43 am

    You never know what they can get. Last trade like this was when Dallas traded Herschel to the Vikings for a boatload if picks. One franchise went on to win 3 SBs with those picks and the Vikings, well they still have zero championships. Zero. Just ponder that.

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    The Cowboys cashed in on that bounty of picks from the Vikings because Jimmy Johnson was an excellent evaluator of talent and the Raiders would be in the drivers seat if they had someone of that caliber responsible for the draft. But aside from perhaps his fanboys, very few people think that Gruden is a good judge of draft talent so those draft picks collectively probably wouldn’t be worth what Mack is to the Raiders.

  45. i think it would also be ridiculous for the jets to offer up anything of real significance for the guy… he’s a tremendous player, don’t get me wrong, him and donald are prob the best defensive defensive players, or at least defensive front 7 players, in the nfl right now. but i’m a jets fan and I don’t see any world in which they actually compete this year, with or without this guy. go 8-8? MAYBE… but contend for the playoffs, let alone playing any real meaningful games in the playoffs? probably not. we need O line help, i’d be much happier to see them cough up major picks for a left tackle like david bakhtiari, tyron smith, trent williams than to overload talent on the d line how they had with wilkerson, richardson and williams (not to mention harrison). we’ve focused on defense for too long in the early rounds, we need to help this kid stay upright and learn the game from the pocket, forget the pass rush right now. keep the picks to do what dallas did and build a stud offensive line.

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