Three full seasons removed from a blockbuster trade that sent All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears, the trade still weighs heavy on Derek Carr’s heart. Mack was traded to the Bears for two first round picks, a third round pick and a sixth round pick back in 2018.
Carr expressed his emotion on how the trade still makes him feel today.
“I think we are far enough away from it now where we can talk about it a little bit, back then your like, well we’ve got to move on but now it is like golly… I’m gonna miss that guy and I still miss him, I love that guy to death.”
Carr continued to praise Mack not just only as player but more as a person. Carr acknowledged that the trade did hurt him, yet he loves the team he has now.
“It definitely broke my heart man, but we’ve gotten a lot of good players from that trade, some good teammates, some good dudes here and that’s not me loving [Mack] and missing him, has nothing to do with the guys we have here, because I love these guys too.”
The picks received from that historic trade turned out to be RB Josh Jacobs, CB Damon Arnette and WR Bryan Edwards. The Raiders ended up trading the sixth round pick that they received to the New York Jets.
Carr is 1-1 against the Bears all-time with one of those victories coming across the pond in 2019, where he lead the Raiders to defeat Khalil Mack’s Bears in London 24-21.
Carr will look to defeat his friend again on Sunday and move to a 4-1 record on the season.
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