The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has acquired defensive end Frank Clark via trade with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (29th overall) in 2019 and a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Chiefs will also swap third-round picks this year with the Seahawks and pick at 84 instead of 92.
"We were able to reach an agreement with the Seahawks that we felt was mutually beneficial," Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said. "I'd like to thank Frank's agent, Erik Burkhardt, and his team for their effort in making this happen. We believe Frank is a premier player in this league and an elite pass rusher. In his four seasons in Seattle, he established himself as a leader in the locker room, and we're looking forward to bringing him here to help our defense."
"We're happy to add Frank to our team," Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. "Competing against him and watching his film, you can see how physical and impressive he is in both the run and the pass game. He's young and has consistently played at a high level since he entered the league. Congrats to Brett and his team, as well as Frank's representatives on getting this deal done."
Clark (6-3, 260) joins the Chiefs after four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2015-18). He has seen action in 62 games (33 starts), recording 131 tackles (87 solo), 35.0 sacks (-210.5 yards), eight forced fumbles, six passes defensed and one interception. In 2018, Clark started all 16 games, tallying 40 tackles (32 solo), a career-high 13.0 sacks (-52.5 yards), three forced fumbles and one INT.
He originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick (63rd overall) of the Seahawks in the 2015 NFL Draft. Born in Bakersfield, California, Clark played collegiately at the University of Michigan and prepped at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio.