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Chiefs acquire Frank Clark in trade with Seahawks

Frank Clark, Seahawks, Chiefs

The Seattle Seahawks have made the long-rumored move to trade star defensive end, Frank Clark. Seattle has agreed to send the 25-year-old to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for draft picks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks have been considering trade Clark for quite some time now. The rumors have been swirling about the team’s intentions with the NFL Draft looming. Seattle has had no problem parting ways with star players over the past few years while keeping quarterback Russell Wilson as the core piece they want to build around.

Seattle recently signed Wilson to a historic contract extension further showing their commitment to building around the talented quarterback.

As for the Chiefs, Kansas City is in win-now mode after Patrick Mahomes proved to be much further along in his development in only his second season. Mahomes came away with the NFL MVP award last season while leading the team to the AFC Championship Game.

The acquisition of Clark shows Kansas City is serious about upgrading on the defensive side of the football. They also signed Tyrann Mathieu in NFL free agency to help bolster the secondary, and there’s another rumor floating around about the Chiefs targeting Patrick Peterson in another trade.

According to Schefter, Clark and Kansas City will now work on getting a long-term deal done.

In 16 games last season for the Seahawks, Clark finished with a career-high 13.0 sacks to go along with three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two passes defended. He’ll be a welcome addition to the defense, especially after the team traded Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers earlier in the offseason.