Chicago Bears signed the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders and a day later they have managed to settle him in the club with six-year, $141 million contract extension on Saturday.
According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, Mack will receive $60 million as signing bonus and remaining $90 million in guaranteed which will also make him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history surpassing the previous record set by defensive tackle Aaron Donald with Rams.
Khalil Mack and the Bears just reached agreeement on a record-setting 6-year, $141 million extension ($23.5M per year avg) that includes $90M guaranteed and $60M at signing, source tells ESPN.
Mack is the new highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
Donald signed a similar six-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams worth $135 million that included $87 million in guaranteed money just a day before.
Mack will earn $23.5 million/year which is $1 million more than that of Donald.
Chicago Bears along with Mack will get 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick while Raiders will settle with a 2019 first-round pick, 2020 first-round pick, 2020 third-round pick and a 2019 sixth-round pick.
The No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Mack was named to the first-team All-Pro as outside linebacker and defensive end. He also won the defensive player of the year award in 2016.
The Bears will start their 2018/19 season playing against Green Bay Packers on September 6 at Lambeau Field.
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