By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Both New York teams are reportedly interested in Oakland Raiders star defensive player Khalil Mack. First, the New York Jets said they were interested in making a deal for him.
Now, the New York Giants have expressed interest in him. The Giants and Jets are one of several teams, who are interested in him.
He’s one of the best young edge rushers in the league. Yet, he has reportedly not talked to new Raiders head coach Jon Gruden since he was hired in January.
The 27-year-old Mack is due to make $13.8 million this season. This is the final year of his rookie deal that he signed after being drafted fifth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Whoever does make a deal for Mack — if the Raiders truly want to deal him — it’ll cost an astronomical price to get him.
He has started all 64 games in his career. He has 231 tackles with 40.5 sacks, one interception, which went for a six-yard touchdown; nine forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown; and 11 pass deflections.
Last season, he had 61 tackles, 10.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and three pass deflections in 16 games. He had a career-high 15.0 sacks during his sophomore campaign in 2015.
The Giants, as a team, last season had 27.0 sacks. More than half of that came from two players, defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul, who had 8.5 sacks, and Olivier Vernon, who had 6.5 sacks.