Seahawks ‘Considering’ Frank Clark Trade, Want First Round Pick For Him

Ever since the Seahawks locked up Russell Wilson with his record-setting deal, everybody’s attention has turned toward pass-rusher Frank Clark. The dynamic defensive end was franchise-tagged by Seattle, and is seeking a longterm deal of his own.

The Seahawk have insisted they want to sign Clark to a new deal, and head coach Pete Carroll has said he’ll be with the team in 2019. Despite that trade rumors have continued to swirl, and we heard yesterday that several teams were interested. Seattle is apparently open to the idea, as they are “still considering” trading Clark, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. A source told Schefter that “in return, the Seahawks would want any package to include at least a first-round pick in next week’s NFL draft.”

That’s not an unreasonable ask, but it’s possible no teams will be willing to meet that price. We heard in early March that Clark and the Seahawks were progressing on a new deal, but things appear to have fallen apart since then. Previous reports indicated the Seahawks were reluctant to move Clark, but Schefter’s report makes it sound like they’re much more open to the idea.

The Seahawks have a league-low four picks in the 2019 draft. Trading Clark would be a surefire way to replenish their stockpile and get some extra picks. Seattle’s general manager John Schneider did insist recently that Wilson’s new deal won’t effect negotiations or impact their willingness to spend big money on Clark. It’s possible the Seahawks weren’t happy with the 21MM-AAV deal that DeMarcus Lawrence got from the Cowboys. Now that Lawrence has reset the market, Clark is likely seeking to top that.

When Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said yesterday that several teams were interested, he also said the matter would “definitely” be resolved before the draft. So if Clark is still a member of the team a week from now, you can expect him to be with the Seahawks in 2019. Last season Clark had 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, two passes defended, and an interception.

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23 comments on “Seahawks ‘Considering’ Frank Clark Trade, Want First Round Pick For Him

  1. highplainsdriftr

    I know it seems like a lateral move after Khalil Mack, but I would love to see the raiders trade 27 for him if they aren’t scrared by the salary numbers. Hes younger then Mack. And then they can take Williams or White at 4, and Ya-Sin or another defensive player and I’d be happy. Then whatever wr is still available at the top of the second

    • davidkaner

      Raiders have lots of picks in a deep TE draft. I am not so sure Hockenson and Fant isn’t on the table for them.

  2. KCRoyalty

    Chiefs won’t likely get a better pass rusher with their 29th pick. If you can get Clark for a first I think KC should do it.

    • Z-A

      Edge rusher is probably the 3rd deepest position in the draft, Top-60. WR and DT/NT are the deepest imo. They will land a starter at 29 more likely than not. And get 5th yr control.

          • Z-A

            I said Top-60 which encompasses the 1st 2 rounds… there are 9-10 WRs with a 1-2nd round grade. Actually look at the prospects 1st.

  3. Z-A

    They want a 1st bc of the 5th yr of control. Once you pay the QB it’s basically reset mode for the rest of your team. They already went thru it the 1st time they paid him and they had an outside shot at a SB. Now it will be complete gut mode. Ravens 2.0

    • kaehlaone

      Wrong. You might actually look at facts before posting stupid garbage like this. Seahawks would have $45M+ next year even if they extended Clark, Reed, and Wagner at full market. They have excellent flexibility. As it is, they have $10M+ this year AFTER the cap hold for Clark and Wagner’s hit at market value plus after subtracting for the draft. That doesn’t account for the eventual release of Chancellor and other potential cuts like Mingo. If Baldwin retired, that’s another $10M

  4. Dwindy1

    Trade Clark for Oakland’s 27th pick plus their 235th pick in the 7th round. Trade down from the #21 pick for a pair picks from New England (32 in the 1st and 73 in the 3rd). New England moves up to take Noah Fant. Then swap pick #32 with Kansas City for KC’s two late 2nd round picks (#61 & #63) so KC can take RB Josh Jacobs. Finally, Seattle swaps 2nd round pick #63 to the New York Giants (so they can take a top WR) for 3rd round #95, 4th round #108 & #132, 5th round #143, 6th round #180 and 7th round 235. Seattle ends up with a haul of picks… 27, 61, 73, 84, 95, 108, 124, 132, 143, 159, 180 & 235! I love pipe dreams…

  5. omahaomaha

    Antonio wr brown didn’t return a first rounder because he also wanted a new contract and Clark he is no where near the talent of Mack. Guessing a 3 rd with maybe a future 4th? Key word here is guessing

  6. Dwindy1

    Trade Clark for Oakland’s 27th pick plus their 235th pick in the 7th round. Trade down from the #21 pick for a pair picks from New England (32 in the 1st and 73 in the 3rd). New England moves up to take Noah Fant. Then swap pick #32 with Kansas City for KC’s two late 2nd round picks (#61 & #63) so KC can take RB Josh Jacobs. Finally, Seattle swaps 2nd round pick #63 to the New York Giants (so they can take a top WR) for 3rd round #95, 4th round #108 & #132, 5th round #143 and 6th round #180. Seattle ends up with a haul of picks… 27, 61, 73, 84, 95, 108, 124, 132, 143, 159, 180 & 235! I love pipe dreams…

    • compassrose

      Dwindy liked his idea so much he posted it twice. If they did all the moving you are talking about I would rather see them get some picks next year. They aren’t as valuable as this year’s pick. Move a few picks to the next draft and some of those to the next. Build up a bundle of picks to trade into the top spot and hope the team there doesn’t need a QB. The draft is always interesting with JS and PC. After it is over you think what have you done but they rarely miss. That is my pipe dream.

      • Dwindy1

        The 235th pick should have been shown as from NE… Look at the 2018 draft value chart then form your opinion…

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