Sources: The #Seahawks and #Chiefs are deep in talks on a trade to send star Frank Clark to KC. The compensation would include a 1st rounder, a 2020 2nd rounder and a swap of mid-rounders. To complete it, the franchise tagged player and Chiefs must hammer out a deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2019
Moments later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the two teams had come to a deal.
Frank Clark and Chiefs now will finalize their long-term deal. Chiefs have two second-round picks in 2020 - theirs and the one they acquired from SF for Dee Ford. They will retain the better of the 2’s, and the lower one will go to Seattle as part of the trade for Frank Clark.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2019
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
Schefter continues on with the contract details.
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
Clark will receive a five-year $105.5 million contract, which makes him the third-richest defensive player in the NFL.
ESPN’s Adam Teicher adds some good perspective to the trade.
The Chiefs essentially traded Dee Ford and this year's first-round pick for Frank Clark. I like that trade.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) April 23, 2019
ESPN’s Josina Anderson has a quote from Clark on the trade to the Chiefs.
Frank Clark to me on #Chiefs trade: "I feel like I'm good. I wanted to be somewhere where I'm wanted, where I'm appreciated. I thank God that KC came in & showed that...In life u just want to be shown that you are appreciated sometimes & I feel like this was one of those things."— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 23, 2019
Full quote, via Anderson’s official Twitter: “I feel like I’m good. I wanted to be somewhere where I’m wanted, where I’m appreciated. I thank God that KC came in & showed that...In life u just want to be shown that you are appreciated sometimes & I feel like this was one of those things. [Seattle] had other plans. It got to a point where Seattle had used me for everything I had for them already. At the end of the day it’s a business…Look down the history...when you’re playing in Seattle it’s not common that they plan to have players around for the long run. It’s obvious. It’s evident…but I’m blessed & thankful to be part of their organization. John (Schneider) & Pete (Carroll) drafted back in 2015. It just sucks that we weren’t able to get something done because they knew how I felt about being in Seattle and how I felt about my future, and I feel like at the end of the day it was all ignored. But it is part of the business…and you have to play your cards right in this game.”
Clark’s teammates seem to really like the move:
This defense got real dawgs all around...— Chris Jones (@stonecoldjones_) April 23, 2019
“Shits about to be crazy”...
- Chiefs’ 2019 first-rounder (No. 29 overall)
- Lower of Chiefs’ two 2020 second-rounders (one pick)
- Chiefs’ 2019 third-rounder (No. 92 overall)
To Kansas City
- Defensive end Frank Clark
- Seahawks 2019 third-rounder (No. 84 overall)
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