Sources have now come out to reveal that the Rams were trying to trade for Khalil Mack, only to flip him for assets at seasons end. That’s dirty.
Thank God that Khalil Mack didn’t end up with the Los Angeles Rams.
Why? Because the Rams would have done him so dirty at season’s en, that we probably would have had to get the FBI involved. Mack, one of the premier pass rushers in the game, didn’t deserve what the Rams were planning to do to him.
“So, what exactly did the Rams want to do?” you’re asking us.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams were in the hunt to acquire Mack when it became apparent that the Oakland Raiders, his former team, didn’t have the heart to pay Mack what he deserved.
In other words, they were embarking on utter stupidity.
Mack wound up getting traded to the Chicago Bears, but not before the Rams made an offer to Oakland that, now, we don’t know exactly how they had the mental compacity to refuse it. The Rams were willing to give the Raiders both a first- and a third-round pick for Mack.
The Rams’ reason for chasing Mack was simple: They wanted to go all-in and compete in an NFC West that’s going to be wide open this season. While they thought Mack could help in that quest, they would not be committed to him, and this is where the dirtiness comes in.
The team planned on trading Mack at the end of the season to get back the picks they would have sacrificed to Oakland. The reason they had cooked up was that Mack would “cost too much” for them to retain, and he would have tremendous trade value if he had an All-Pro season.
Knowing this now, we’re glad he didn’t wind up in Hollywood.