(670 The Score) New Bears general manager Ryan Poles is on the verge of making the first blockbuster move of his Chicago tenure.
The Bears are finalizing a deal to send six-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Thursday afternoon. The Bears were expected to receive a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick in return, Schefter reported.
Mack, 31, had six sacks in seven games in an injury-plagued 2021 season. He had 36 sacks in 53 games for the Bears across the past four years. Mack is under contract through 2024.
The Bears acquired Mack from the Raiders in September 2018 in a blockbuster deal that featured Chicago dealing away two first-round picks. Soon after, the Bears signed him to a six-year, $141-million deal that at the time was a record for a defensive player.