Khalil Mack didn’t take long to make an impression on the Chicago Bears and the fanbase.
The linebacker starred in the first game at Green Bay and finished as a first-team All-Pro selection for the third time in his career. He expects even more in his second year with the Bears.
“I don’t too much talking,” Mack said. “I let my play do that for me. The expectations is to be a lot better than last year, for sure.”
That won’t be an easy bar to reach. Mack had 12.5 sacks, a career-high six forced fumbles and an interception which he returned for a touchdown.
That said, it wasn’t the best season of Mack’s career statistically. Mack sat out two games, the first time he missed any games in his career. He had the lowest tackle total of his career at 47. He was in the 70s for tackles in each of his four years in Oakland. Mack’s 10 tackles for loss was also a career-low.
Based on previous performance, Mack could be better. That said, he was still an All-Pro and helped the Bears defense take the next step into becoming a dominant unit.
“I want to be the best to play the game,” Mack said while referencing all-time greats like Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas.
Let’s see what the sequel of Khalil Mack with the Bears will provide.