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Raiders Exercise Fifth-Year Option on Khalil Mack

In news that shocked absolutely nobody, the Oakland Raiders announced that they have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive end Khalil Mack.

As the fifth overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Mack, like all first-round rookies, had a fifth year on his contract that the team had an option to accept or decline. So in the case of Mack, this obviously comes as no surprise.

Mack’s rookie contract is a four-year deal worth $18,676,999, not including the fifth year. Neither Over The Cap nor Spotrac have the financial terms for the fifth-year option, but his 2017 cap hit is $5,942,683 and each season leading up to that has increased by roughly $900,000, so if 2018 follows that same pattern, the fifth year on his deal will be worth somewhere in the ballpark of $6.