Rams reportedly inquired about Khalil Mack for possible trade
The Los Angeles Rams have made some drastic changes to their defense this year. The team was determined to improve defensively and were able to do that with some major upgrades. The team remained proactive in trying to continue improving on that side of the football as they were reportedly interested in acquiring Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders before he was traded to the Chicago Bears.
According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Rams were one of the teams in the mix to acquire Mack this week.
A scary thought: The Rams were among the teams in the mix for Khalil Mack. The prospect of paring him with Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh … #goosebumps
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) September 1, 2018
Only days before Mack was ultimately sent to the Bears, the Rams made defensive tackle Aaron Donald the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The negotiations with Donald took a very long time with the team unable to agree to terms with him last year and coming down to the wire this year.
With that being said, it’s surprising, to say the least, that Los Angeles would inquire about a player that ended up surpassing Donald’s contract when he agreed to terms with the Bears. The acquisition of Mack would’ve put three elite players on the team’s defensive line with him joining forces with Donald and Ndamukong Suh. It would’ve been a scary sight for any opposing offense, but too good to be true for the Rams.
Fortunately for Los Angeles, the team has arguably one of the most talented defenses in the league led by Donald. The additions of Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, and Suh makes the team a force to be reckoned with defensively while also helping secure leads for on the league’s most potent offenses led by Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and Jared Goff.