As evidence that you can bet on just about anything related to sports, comes this. There are odds on where Oakland Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack will be playing this season.
The odds-on favorites are the Green Bay Packers. And they are followed by the Raiders…
What team will Khalil Mack be on at the end of October?
Odds via @betmybookie
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) August 12, 2018
The Packers have been connected to Mack, who is currently holding out in search of a better contract. However, much like receiver Dez Bryant before him, Mack has only been connected to the Packers by media speculators.
Clearly, Bryant, who is still unsigned, won’t be playing for the Packers. It should be noted that Bryant was a free agent, so the cost for his services would have been nothing more than a contract.
Getting Mack would require a trade, so it would cost the Packers more than just a contract.
First, here’s a guy who had 10.5, 11 and 15 sacks the past three years. He also recorded 78, 73 and 77 tackles over those seasons.
But the Packers already have Clay Matthews and Nick Perry!
Yes, that’s the problem. When healthy, that’s a solid tandem.
Nick Perry is seemingly never healthy. Clay Matthews misses multiple games in most seasons. Matthews is also in the final year of his contract.
It is thought because the Packers have two 2019 first-round draft picks, they have the ammunition to trade for Mack.
It also seems like a very un-Packers-like move.
Would Mack be an amazing addition? No doubt.
Could it happen? Sure.
Will it happen? I doubt it.
So this is based solely off of media speculation? I’ll believe it when I see it.
Vegas is betting on Mack landing in Green Bay based on media speculation?
Vegas odds don’t have to make sense to anyone, but Vegas.
I will take that 52 over the current 52.
I would also…but the dude is already making 14 mill/year. He’s looking for a big raise. Plus it will probably take 2 first rounders.
The ONLY reason i might be up for it, is that at least with Mack, you know what you are getting, a known commodity . The Packers picking 2 first rounders is hardly a guarantee of even one good player.
But what does he want…a 5 year 100 million dollar contract?
There’s a good financial analysis on the web about this possible trade. Mack wants top 10 starting QB money. He wants what Aaron Rodgers is making today.
The easiest way for the Packers to pull this off would be to include Nick Perry in the trade, and even if you remove Perry’s salary, the salary cap hit will still be a huge issue.
Then, if the Packers do pull this off, it assumes Cobb and Matthews are gone next year and it will be very difficult to resign players like Kenny Clark.
My question is, can they release Clay Matthews at this point and not owe any money? To my understanding, they can, as there is no guaranteed money left in his contract.