Entering his sixth NFL season, Khalil Mack is already thinking about where his legacy stacks up among the top pass-rushing linebackers to ever play football.
"I want to be the best to play the game," Mack said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. "I mean, you got L.T. [Lawrence Taylor]. You got Derrick Thomas. You got special, special guys that have played this position, and that's all you can do, is kind of chase."
Mack, currently the NFL's highest-paid defensive player, has generated four straight seasons of double-digit sacks to go along with a smorgasbord of QB pressures -- Pro Football Focus charted him with 68 total pressures on 468 pass-rushes last year alone. He also forced a career-high six fumbles in 2018.
The goal to be viewed as the best to ever play starts with stacking on his impressive 2018 campaign.