Chiefs acquire Seahawks' Clark, agree on $105 million deal
- Author: Steve Townsend Apr 24, 2019,
Apr 24, 2019, 5:44
"However, with Clark now on the team, the Chiefs are now being given an 18.8 percent chance to win the Lombardi Trophy, which is the highest number in the National Football League (the Saints, Patriots and Rams all rank just behind the Chiefs)".
The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.
Clark was franchise-tagged by the Seahawks earlier this year, and the Chiefs will have to work out a long-term deal with the pass rusher in order to keep him past the 2019 season.
The 25-year-old Clark has totaled 32 sacks over the past three seasons for the Seahawks.
Clark had a breakout season in 2018 for Seattle, recording 13 sacks and 41 tackles. He and the Chiefs already have finalized a massive contract extension that includes $63.5 million in guaranteed money.
Seattle GM John Schneider said last week the team was willing to entertain offers for Clark, who was scheduled to earn $17.1 million this season on the franchise tag. The Seahawks now have the numbers 21 and 29 picks in the first round of this year's draft.
Re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks in March has paid dividends for guard D.J. Fluker. With a projected recovery time of four to six weeks, Reed should to be ready when training camp opens in late July. That's when Patrick Mahomes took over at quarterback and had an MVP season as a first-time starter, leading Kansas City to a third straight AFC West title and the conference championship game. Ford, deemed an imperfect fit as Kansas City switches from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, signed a five-year, $85.5 million extension with the 49ers after the trade.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs will send their first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick and swap third-round picks with Seattle for Clark.