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Insider Gives Telling Update on Khalil Mack’s Future With Bears

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He made some excellent points.
Getty Could Bears’ pass rusher Khalil Mack be traded in 2022? Khalil Mack turns 31 in February of 2022, and he’ll be coming off a season-ending foot injury. The superstar linebacker for the Chicago Bears last played Week 7, missing 10 total games of the 2021 season. He had never missed more than three games in any of his previous seven seasons, and had made six Pro Bowls in a row — but some of the league’s top insiders are wondering whether the Bears will attempt to trade the All-Pro pass rusher in order to free up some much-needed cap space. Mack’s $30+ million cap hit is the largest one on the team and accounts for over 14% of Chicago’s entire salary cap in 2022, according to Spotrac. The Bears have only 26 players under contract for the upcoming season and around $40 million to fill a concerning amount of holes. In his Jan.17 column for ESPN, insider Jeremy Fowler made a strong case for why it may be worthwhile for Chicago to shop the All-Pro linebacker this offseason. ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bears! “Evaluators say the Bears’ roster might be among the league’s worst,” Fowler revealed, before noting ways Chicago needs to seriously upgrade: “David Montgomery is the perfect running back to lessen the burden on a young quarterback, yet he is averaging 3.

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