Chicago Bears defensive end Khalil Mack is a rarity on the edge. The Bears certainly placed a high value on his talent and sent two first-round picks — among many others — to the then-Oakland Raiders for Mack in 2018.
And even then, paying a King’s ransom for Mack seemed like a no-brainer and a deal that the Raiders might regret. In hindsight, part of me wishes the Tennessee Titans got in on the action.
With the release of defensive end Vic Beasley on Wednesday, the lack of pressure generated from the edge is no secret. Even big-name free agent acquisition, Jadeveon Clowney, has yet to notch a sack at the (almost) midway point of the season.
Good luck blocking Khalil Mack
— ESPN (@espn) October 27, 2020
Mack, on the other hand, is an absolute force.
Through eight weeks, the former Buffalo Bull has produced 17 tackles, including eight for loss, nine QB hits, two forced fumbles, and 6.5 sacks, which is one half of a sack less than the Titans have as a team.
The name of the game in the NFL is production, and Mack is one of the best at a position that has haunted the Titans organization for years.
So, gimme Mack… that’s it, print it.