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
— OddsShark (@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.