Detroit Lions Potentially Talking with Khalil Mack? How?
The internet is full of rumors. We cannot believe every one that we hear because if we did, you end up looking like someone sharing fake Facebook stories. That said, we had a radio guy from Detroit saying that Khalil Mack and his agents were in town to discuss a deal. You’re probably wondering how that’s possible. You’re not alone. I wondered how this was possible then a former agent explained how this is possible. In a word, gulp.
Just heard from a Metro Detroit limo driver that he just picked up Raiders LB Khalil Mack and he is going to meet with #Lions GM Bob Quinn Monday. Stay tuned…….
— Dan Leach (@DanLeach971) August 27, 2018
There’s a tweet explaining how you’re permitted to talk to a team before a trade to work out a contract. It’s unlike the NBA with a sign-and-trade, rather, you make the deal happen with the team before the trade is agreed upon. This happened with Patrick Surtain in 2007 before Miami traded him to Kansas City. My guess is no team that’s willing to make a deal for Mack wants him as a rental. They would want to see him locked up long-term. Mike Florio reported that four teams, all not named, are seriously looking into making a move for the All-Pro. One could be the Lions.
We’ll see what comes of this and boy, oh boy, the takes will be hot if Mack is in the NFC North and not a Packer player.