The wild week of NFL trades continued on Thursday.
According to multiple reports, the Bears will receive a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Chargers in exchange for Mack. On Tuesday, the Denver Broncos landed future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Russell Wilson in a blockbuster deal with the Seattle Seahawks and on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts shipped off former Pro Bowl signal-caller Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders.
The trade is also the second significant move of the young offseason for Los Angeles, as they locked up star wide receiver Mike Williams on a three-year, $60 million contract on Tuesday.
Despite featuring one of the most electric offenses in the game last season, the Chargers run defense showed its vulnerability throughout much of the campaign, an issue that Mack — the 2016 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year — should be able to help with. Los Angeles failed to make the postseason for the third year in a row in 2021, after falling to the Las Vegas Raiders in a do-or-die Week 17 matchup.
Mack has made six Pro Bowl rosters in his eight-year career between the Raiders and Bears and was named first team All-Pro in 2015, 2016 and 2018. The former fifth overall pick has recorded 467 tackles and 76.5 sacks across 117 career regular season games.