A day after Aaron Donald penned a contract extension to stay with the Rams and become the highest paid defensive player in the NFL, Khalil Mack took over the news cycle and that title.
His reported six-year, $141 million extension makes him the NFL’s newest defender with a huge pay out. The agreement came just hours after initial reports stated the Raiders had traded the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year to the Bears.
The #Bears and star pass-rusher Khalil Mack have agreed to terms on a massive 6-year, $141M contract extension, source said. Total value: $155M over 7. $90M guaranteed. $60M fully guaranteed at signing. $23.5M new money average. Nicely done.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
Reports also stated Chicago and Mack’s agent worked through the night to secure the record-setting deal, which includes $90 million guaranteed.
Bears and Khalil Mack’s agent Joel Segal worked through most of the night and today to get done the six-year extension. Both got what they wanted. Bears get the Pro-Bowl DE they coveted; Mack and Segal get the record-setting deal they wanted.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
Mack was in the middle of a holdout with the Raiders, waiting for an extension with the team that took him fifth overall in the 2014 draft. The three-time Pro Bowl player was getting antsy, tweeting he missed playing just a few days ago.
I miss it
— Khalil Mack (@52Mack_) August 31, 2018
The star pass rusher has recorded double-digit sacks in three consecutive seasons from 2015 to 2017. He has yet to miss a game, racking up a career total of 40 1/2 sacks and 231 tackles.