Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark has been a topic of trade rumors over the last few days as we inch closer to the draft, and according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs were "deep in talks" on the pass rusher on Tuesday afternoon.
Sources: The #Seahawks and #Chiefs are deep in talks on a trade to send star Frank Clark to KC. The compensation would include a 1st rounder, a 2020 2nd rounder and a swap of mid-rounders. To complete it, the franchise tagged player and Chiefs must hammer out a deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2019
Swiftly, the deal materialized, as according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks have agreed to trade Clark to the Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and an exchange of third-round picks this year.
Seahawks agreed to trade their franchise player, DE Frank Clark, to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and an exchange of third-round picks this year, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2019
Rapoport reported that the Chiefs will need to hammer out a long-term deal with Clark to complete this deal, so you'd have to imagine that could be happening very soon.
Regardless, Seahawks fans should be thrilled with the bounty; we didn't foresee them pulling off such a coup, especially since Clark wanted out so desperately.
This is a win for both teams, as the Seahawks nab a first-round pick and save some money they can use elsewhere, while the Chiefs acquire an elite pass rusher who can help replace Dee Ford and Justin Houston.