The Seattle Seahawks have traded defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs, per Adam Schefter. The return for Clark has been a 2019 first round pick — 29th overall — and a 2020 second round pick. The teams will also exchange third round picks, meaning the Seahawks have moved down from 84 to 92.
Seahawks agreed to trade their franchise player, DE Frank Clark, to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and an exchange of third-round picks this year, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2019
Clark had a career-high 13 sacks in 2018, giving him 32 sacks over the last three seasons. He was one of the most productive defensive ends in the NFL, also racking up 66 QB hits over the last three years.
The Seahawks selected Clark with the 63rd overall pick in 2015, causing controversy by adding a player who had been arrested on domestic violence charges while playing for the Michigan Wolverines, a team he was dismissed from. The team insisted that they still would not draft a player that had hit a woman and that they felt Clark was a safe pick. Over the last four years, he has not had any charges against him and has for the most part remained out of the news for negative reasons.
Seattle probably couldn’t have hoped for more than the return on this, which now gives them five picks in the NFL draft including two in the first round. Thursday just got a lot more interesting.
The Chiefs signed Clark to a $105.5 million contract right after.
Chiefs and Frank Clark reached agreement on a 5 yrs, $105.5 million contract - greater total than DeMarcus Lawrence, with $63.5 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2019