Khalil Mack trade details: Bears to send Pro Bowl DE to Chargers in blockbuster trade

Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Khalil Mack trade details: The blockbuster NFL trades keep rolling in as the Chicago Bears are sending Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers. 

The NFL is truly in a but wait, there’s more mode unlike it ever has been before.

In three consecutive days, the league has been rocked by news of a massive trade that very well could signal powers shifting across the conferences. Russell Wilson’s trade to the Denver Broncos was the most seismic move of the offseason, but it has been chased by another monumental move by an AFC team.

According to Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears are trading Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers once the new league year begins next week.

The good news for Bears fans is that the trade isn’t official yet. No deal can be made until the new league year starts, and it also doesn’t sound like the exact terms of the trade have been ironed out.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport makes a point to note that the two teams are “closing in” on a trade.

Once the trade is finalized, the Bears will be receiving a 2nd round pick and 6th round pick in this year’s draft.

It’s hard to see this trade and not think it’s directly tied to both the Wilson trade on Tuesday and the existence of Patrick Mahomes within the division as well. The arms race in the AFC West is very clearly on, and the question now becomes whether or not the Chiefs have fallen behind despite having the best quarterback in the league on its roster.

We’ve seen, however, that simply having Patrick Mahomes doesn’t guarantee anything. The Chiefs have just a single Super Bowl to show for all of the hullabaloo that gets made about how great the offense is, and they blinked long enough to allow the rest of the division to make moves that could end a Kansas City dynasty before it ever could really begin.

This story is breaking and will be updated with more details when they become available.