Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack openly celebrated his trade deal earlier this month. With a brand new $141 million contract with the Chicago Bears, he’s got plenty to be happy about.
His former coach, John Gruden, on the other hand, had quite the opposite reaction. He admitted to “crying for three days” immediately after the trade was finalized. A very disappointed Gruden told the press, “I wanted to coach Khalil Mack. He knows that”.
The Raiders didn’t walk away empty handed though. They may have lost Mack but they gained the Bear’s first-round draft pick for the next two seasons and a third-round pick in 2020. They also picked up another sixth-round pick for the 2019 season.
On the bright side, letting go of Mack freed up plenty of cash for the Raiders to use strategically in the offseason. They are in a good position to make waves in the upcoming season as they have already traded for wide receiver Antonio Brown, defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, and offensive tackle Trent Brown.
Despite the roster shakeup, head coach Gruden remains positive. In a recent interview with the NFL Network, he said, “Last year was really tough. No doubt. For the fans, for the players, for the coaches and for me. But it was something we had to get through, and we got through it, and we’re excited about the future”.The post Raiders Head Coach John Gruden “Cried For Three Days” After Trading Khalil Mack appeared first on SportsJamm.