Myles Garrett didn’t want Khalil Mack

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The Browns reportedly called the Raiders about Khalil Mack. But Browns coach Hue Jackson’s reaction during Tuesday’s Hard Knocks to what the Bears paid the Raiders and Mack showed Cleveland was not willing to spend that much in draft picks or money.

That’s just as well, according to Browns defensive end Myles Garrett.

It’s not that Garrett doesn’t have great respect for Mack, but he believes in his bookend, Emmanuel Ogbah.

Come on now,” Garrett scoffed Wednesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I’ve been vouching for my man E-man this whole offseason. So I’m glad to have him on my side, and I’m not going to try to trade him for anybody.”

It’s the same reaction Garrett had when the Browns were considering defensive end Bradley Chubb in the draft. The Browns instead selected cornerback Denzel Ward, with the Broncos taking Chubb fifth overall.

Mack, though, is a proven pass rusher, one of the best in the league at it. He won defensive player of the year in 2016.

It’s why the Bears were willing to part with two first-round picks, a 2020 third-rounder and a 2019 sixth-rounder in return for Mack, a 2020 second-round choice and and a conditional 2020 fifth-round selection. They then quickly struck a record-setting, six-year, $141 million deal with Mack.

It surprised Jackson, who was watching NFL Network when the trade was first reported.

27 responses to “Myles Garrett didn’t want Khalil Mack

  1. BEAST!!!!

    Too bad the steel curtain will steamroll the clowns as always.


  2. Funny how all the Browns stories are selected nothing ever positive always stories to get a negative response. What does it matter, he was traded to the Bears so it’s a mute issue.

  3. I’m enjoying Cleveland being bad, simply because when they become good the hate will be twice as much. It’s always Cleveland against the world. Always has always will. Go Browns! Make the haters pay!!

  4. wmore1169 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    Funny how all the Browns stories are selected nothing ever positive always stories to get a negative response. What does it matter, he was traded to the Bears so it’s a mute issue.

    I believe the term you are looking for is moot. Not mute.

  5. im high on the browns this year. I dont think theyll make the playoffs but i thin 9-7 is a possibility. That said Myles comments is that loser mentality that Jarvis Landry is here to get rid of. Mack is a savage, what are you doing talking about E-Man for???

  6. Mack for $141 million? I would love to have a Rolls Royce but I can’t afford one and certainly do not and will not need one. And I think that’s the thinking of most NFL teams. Being a malingerer football team today and trying to be a good team next yet is different from being in cap-hell and not being able to survive on a pass-rush and a decent passer with a good Russian family name.

  7. I miss the days when players just played football and played their hearts out doing it. These snowflakes are too much to handle.

  8. Mack isn’t even on the same planet as Garrett. A defense probably averages about 1,000 snaps in a season, and Khalil Mack gets 10 sacks. Ok, fine. What did he do on those other 990 snaps? Most of us don’t understand football, so we look for numbers to make comparisons. We look at 1/100th of the plays? That’s either lazy or just plain dumb. I’ll bet Jon Gruden studied those other 990 plays a lot more than the Bears did.

  9. LeVeon Bell holds out for more money, and his own teammates bash him in the news.
    Mack holds out for the biggest defensive contract in history, and the Raiders are somehow dumb for trading him.

  10. So how many superbowls did the Raiders have with Mack? How many playoff wins? I mean seriously. How many winning seasons did the Raiders have with him?

    Individual player stats are only good for fantasy football and Madden player rankings. Teams win superbowls. Unless we’re talking Peyton Manning and Tom Brady no one player is worth giving up years worth of top level talent for, especially a team as devoid of talent as the Chicago Bears who have now thrown their 1st round QB to the wolves now that he’ll have to wait a few years for some decent offensive talent. In fact I can’t remember the last time a team did a trade of this level and it didn’t end with the GM who did it getting fired.

  11. The bears don’t have any offensive talent? Did you sleep through the entire off-season? The signed two receivers in free agency and one in the draft. Allen Robinson, Gabriel, and Anthony Miller is a set of receivers alot of teams would love to have. They also added a tight end who’s familiar with the system, drafted an interior offensive lineman who was one of the best and youngest in the draft coming out of Iowa, and hopefully got their probowl lineman back healthy. No talent on the offense? Your a joke. Oh yeah, don’t forget one of the better backs in the league and prob the best change of pace back in the league. Go back under your rock.

  12. Myles is right. Ogbah is on the cusp of being Pro Bowl material himself. I’d rather have a first rounder in the next 2 years than Mack, even though his is obviously very good.

  13. Guy says he likes his teammate after another player is traded somewhere else. What is he supposed to say?

    Would you rather him say, yeah the players Im with suck, Im mad we didnt get this other guy? He’d be ripped for that too.

  14. not a Browns fan but I really think they can pull off the upset and I know that Hue Jackson is due for some breaks to go there way…I picked the Browns on my upset special opening day baby they need to throw the first punch and catch the Steel co off guard with a solid smack…big play turnover or something just they need to start off physical upfront and turn it up even more by the 4th quarter…anyways Im Raider die hard baby so good luck to the Browns except when you play us..!!

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