By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Chiefs lost a pass rusher in their trade of franchise-tagged defensive end Dee Ford. He was shipped to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2020 second-round draft pick.
Just days before the 2019 NFL Draft, the Chiefs acquired a new pass rusher. They made a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark.
The Seahawks will receive the Chiefs 2019 first-round draft pick. In addition, Kansas City has two second-round draft picks.
They will retain the better of the two second-round draft picks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The lower of the two second-round draft picks will go to Seattle, as part of this Clark deal.
In addition, the teams exchanged third-round draft picks this year.
Clark is expected to sign a massive deal with the Chiefs, according to Schefter. Once the deal is finalized, he will fly to Kansas City to take his physical.
Just last week, it was reported that Seahawks GM John Schneider did not expect Clark to hold out. Now, he cannot hold out, as he is with another team.
The 25-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native was a second-round draft pick by the Seahawks in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons in Seattle.
This past season, he had 41 tackles, including 10 tackles for a loss and 27 quarterback hits. He also had 13.0 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two pass deflections.
Over the past two seasons, he has made 32 appearances, including 28 starts. He had 52 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss and 48 quarterback hits.
Clark also had 22.0 sacks, one interception, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and four pass deflections.
In his four-year career, he has made 62 appearances, including 33 starts. He had 92 tackles, including 35 tackles for a loss, and 72 quarterback hits.
Clark also had 35.0 sacks, one interception, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and six pass deflections.