Seahawks Want First-, Second-Round Picks For Frank Clark?

The Chiefs completed a tag-and-trade transaction involving an edge defender last month. The 49ers gave them a 2020 second-round pick for Dee Ford. That type of return will not satisfy the Seahawks regarding Frank Clark.

Linked to having Clark on the trade block, the Seahawks do not plan to let their top pass rusher go for cheap. They are believed to want first- and second-round picks to part with the standout defensive end, Albert Breer of SI.com notes. Both the Chiefs and Colts are interested.

While it is not certain if they are willing to meet this asking price, the Chiefs have discussed trading for Clark to replace Ford, Breer adds. Clark has been more consistent than Ford, entering 2019 on the heels of three straight nine-plus-sack seasons. He is two years younger than Ford and at 265 pounds fits Steve Spagnuolo‘s 4-3 scheme better. Clark has also only missed two games in his career. But the matter of his $17.1MM franchise tag and his past complicate matters.

Having already released Kareem Hunt and seeing Tyreek Hill in precarious territory because of an ongoing investigation, the Chiefs trading for Clark would be an interesting decision. Clark was kicked off Michigan’s team because of a domestic violence arrest, which ended up producing a guilty plea for the lesser charge of disorderly conduct. The Chiefs do have the draft capital, with three picks in the first two rounds, and feature a big need at defensive end in what is expected to be Patrick Mahomes‘ final year on a rookie contract.

As for the Seahawks’ financial situation, John Schneider said (via the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta, on Twitter) it would be “feasible but very challenging” to keep Clark, Bobby Wagner and Jarran Reed long-term. Wagner and the Seahawks have begun extension talks. A two-year starter at defensive tackle, Reed became extension-eligible this offseason. The franchise just authorized a four-year, $140MM Russell Wilson re-up, further complicating its ability to fortify the defense.

However, if Seattle trades Clark, defensive end becomes a major need. The team already has a deficiency there, given the lack of a reliable edge complement for Clark. But Schneider also indicated he would like the Seahawks — who have traded down in the first round in nearly every draft this decade — to acquire more picks. They hold an NFL-low four now and are without a second-round choice.

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28 comments on “Seahawks Want First-, Second-Round Picks For Frank Clark?

  1. JJB0811

    They’ll take a 2nd. They need picks. Indy has an extra from the Jets from last year’s trade.

  2. TheTruth12

    People on here really are idiots huh? Ford got a 2nd and Clark is younger and better a 1st and 2nd isn’t a crazy ask. I think the best package they’ll get is either 26, and 89 or 34 and 59 not buying that KC is in on him.

  3. Nicholas Koch

    Thoughts about SEA Gets #34,59,89,199 IND get Clark and 84.

    Ind keeps 26, Gets Clarke and moves up in 3rd, sea essentially gets 2 second rounders for Clark, swaps 84/89 to gain the 6th rd (199overall)

    Please don’t scruntize I’m not crazy good with football trades like baseball.

  4. Super T

    The Raiders badly need a DE (terrible sack numbers) plus have a whole lot of other needs. Trade to the Raiders for the #4 overall pick for Frank Clark and their #21 pick.

    The Seahawks move up 17 picks. The Raiders get a young proven top DE, plus still have their 3 #1 picks.

      • Super T

        Who could the Raiders draft at #4 that would be greater than Frank Clark + the 21st overall draft pick?

    • omahaomaha

      Pump the brakes on trading spots and getting the 4 th overall pick! We are talking frank clark not Clark Kent. Maybe second or third for him but IMO I don’t see first round pick for him. Wishful thinking on getting Oakland’s 4th pick but they ain’t that crazy

      • Super T

        Well I guess the Raiders main competitor (Chiefs) didn’t realize he wasn’t “Clark Kent” either, trading a 1st and 2nd round pick for him. Don’t think my trade was so crazy after all.

    • compassrose

      There are a lot of funny posts on here after the fact. There are also some ignorant ones and the one a few above is that most ignorant. Fungie you probably had no idea about his ONE legal problem until this report. If by chance you did know your posts shows you don’t know what he has been like since being here.

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