Bill Romanowski compares Khalil Mack to ‘once in lifetime’ talent like Lawrence Taylor
Since the Oakland Raiders made the move to trade All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack there has been plenty of fallout around the league concerning the trade.
Among those is former Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski, who voiced that Mack is a generational talent that can compare to the likes of Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, according to TMZ Sports.
Raiders legend Bill Romanowski says he’s got a bad taste in his mouth over the Khalil Mack trade … telling TMZ Sports Oakland’s gonna REALLY regret giving Mack away.
“This is a guy that comes around, like a Lawrence Taylor, once in a lifetime,” Romo says.
Through his first four years in the NFL, Mack has been a highly productive player that established himself as one of the best defensive talents in the NFL He was coming off yet another impressive campaign where he had a team-high 10.5 sacks, which made him the fifth player in team history to record at least 10 sacks in three different seasons. His 40.5 sacks through his first four years are the third-most by a player over that stretch in Raiders’ history and fifth-most all-time. Mack will step in as the leading factor on the defensive line as their top pass rusher.
It didn’t take long for him to make a significant impact in his first game with the Bears in the season opener as he dictated the first half with his play recording a sack, forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Although he played limited snaps. Mack put on display his game-changing talent that the Bears were quite willing to work out a six-year, $141 million extension to keep him in the fold for the long haul.
Ultimately, only time will tell how much impact this move will have on the Raiders’ future after moving on from their best player on the team.