Days before the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade that will send star pass rusher Frank Clark to the Chiefs, according to ESPN’S Adam Schefter and NFL’s Ian Rapoport.
In addition, both teams will swap their third-round picks in this year’s draft and the Seahawks will pick up the Chiefs first-round pick on Thursday night (29th overall) and a 2020 second-round pick (the later of the Chiefs two picks).
Now, reports coming out have it that Frank Clark will sign an extension with the Kansas City Chiefs that is worth $105.5MM ($63.5MM guaranteed) over the next five years.
Clark will replace both the departing pass rushers in Dee Ford and Justin Houston. Hard to replace two guys with one, but Clark is definitely replacing Dee Ford, who was traded in the off-season to the San Francisco 49ers. Clark and Ford are even players in the pass rush department. However, Clark is better at stopping the run, which multiple teams targeted Dee Ford last year when running the ball.
Frank Clark has had a stellar career so far by collecting 35 sacks, 92 solo tackles, and eight forced fumbles. He recorded 13 sacks last year, which the seventh most in the league last year.
The Chiefs have revamped their defensive line and hope the newcomers Frank Clark, Alex Okafor, and Emmanuel Ogbah can help make them forget about some of the key departures.
Finally, the Seahawks own two first-round picks now in this year’s draft. Expect the team to target Frank Clark’s replacement and Justin Coleman’s replacement or fix that offensive line with Cody Ford. So potentially defensive end Clelin Ferrell and cornerback Byron Murphy might be the selections.