Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack has petitioned the NFL to allow him to face the Denver Broncos every week of the season next year.
On Sunday in the Raiders’ 15-12 win over the Broncos Mack finished with seven tackles, five sacks, and seven quarterbacks hits, as the Broncos failed to account for him the entire game.
NFL Players Association attorney Jeffrey Kessler, the man who led the fight to overturn New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension, said that he is confident that Roger Goodell will hear Mack’s plea and render a fair decision.
“We looked at the film of Sunday’s game and it is pretty apparent that Khalil would benefit greatly from facing the Broncos each week. And my client deserves those benefits.” Kessler stated.
“I mean, it was almost like they weren’t even trying to block him. They just kept letting Khalil hit their quarterback again, and again, and again. This is a rare case where my client has a chance to be considered among the all-time great players to ever play the game. But only if he gets to face this team each week that is apparently completely incapabale of making any adjustments.” he continued.
Mack also expressed surprise that Denver didn’t bring some extra players to try to limit his production.
“I kept thinking they would try to block me but maybe they didn’t want to hurt their offensive tackle’s feelings. It was like they were afraid to make a decision.” Mack said on Wednesday. “I guess it’s a good thing they don’t have any other important personnel decisions to make this year.”