Originally Posted by GOBB
Not going to be easy to find a Mack. You spend drafts looking for one. When you find one I’m not so sure you trade him for chances to find another.
They didnt trade him for the chance to find another rusher, they traded him because signing him would have put the team in salary cap hell. If Oakland had given mack the 23m/yr he was demanding, they would have 1/4 of their entire cap dedicated to just 2 players.
If Carr was still on his rookie deal (like Trubisky), then maybe it would have made sense for the Raiders to pay Mack