The Kansas City Chiefs added a significant portion to their defensive rebuilding on Tuesday by exchanging two draft picks for the Seattle Seahawks in return for defensive end Frank Clark, sources from the league told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The $ 17,128 million franchise date previously granted by the Seahawks has been signed and it has approved a $ 105.5 million five-year deal that includes $ 63.5 million. Sources said, said Schefter.
The Chiefs split with their first round in 2019 The election dropped to 29th and will send the Seahawks the lowest of their two draft elections for the second round of 2020, the sources told ESPN. The teams will also be exchanging the rounds of the third round this year, sources told ESPN.
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After signing a long-term deal deal, Clark will fly to Kansas City to close the deal and close the deal, sources told ESPN. The agreement with Clark would outwit the five-year, $ 105 million deal-but not the guaranteed $ 65 million received by DeMarcus Lawrence from the Dallas Cowboys.
Clark has 35 sacks in his four NFL seasons, including a team-high 13 at the Seahawks last season.
The Chiefs had one of the NFL's worst defensive lines last season, and that commitment kept them back from the franchise's first Super Bowl in 49 years. The Chiefs lost 37:31 in the AFC championship game against New England after losing the toss to start the extra time and did not stop the Patriots from making the victorious touchdown.
The Chiefs began their defensive rebuilding shortly thereafter by replacing most of their defense staff, including longtime coordinator Bob Sutton. He was replaced by Steve Spagnuolo, who changed the base defensive system from 3-4 to 3-4.
The Chiefs cleared out three of their best defensive players to safety, Eric Berry, and linebackers Justin Houston and Dee Ford. which was awarded the franchise tag and then traded in the San Francisco 49ers for a second round in 2020. The Chiefs signed or traded for five new starters, notably Clark and Safety tyrant Mathieu.
Before Trading The Seahawks had a low league score in this year's draft.
Clark also had four forced fads and one intercept last season, adding another sack to the Dallas Cowboys
His sacks have been in ninth place in the league since 2016, and his 2,045 defensive snaps are in that range according to ESPN Stats & Information, less than the eight players in front of him. Of the 21 players with at least 25 sacks since 2016, Clark's average of one sack per 63.9 snaps is in seventh place.
The Seahawks recently added defensive ends Cassius Marsh and Nate Orchard in free negotiation. Dion Jordan, who spent the last two seasons at Seattle, will not be signed.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the NFL's highest paid player when he signed a $ 140 million contract extension with the squad last week. 19659002] Brady Henderson of ESPN contributed to this report.