Frank Clark is coming off basically the most attention-grabbing season of his profession. The Seahawks rewarded him with a franchise trace.
Seattle slapped the trace on its bettering defensive demolish Monday, NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero and Just appropriate Morning Football’s Peter Schrager reported, per sources. The Seahawks later announced the trace modified into official.
The 2019 franchise trace for defensive ends is $17.1 million. This switch, about 24 hours forward of the decrease-off date for teams to trace gamers, signals the demolish of Clark being one of basically the most attention-grabbing bargains within the NFL. He signed a four-year deal for $3.7 million after being chosen within the 2nd spherical of the 2015 draft out of Michigan.
Seattle extinct the non-uncommon franchise designation on Clark, which permits him to negotiate with other teams. Can also just composed he brand in other locations, his new crew would then send two first-spherical picks to the Seahawks. Clark and Seattle may perhaps additionally conform to a protracted-timeframe contract forward of the July 15 decrease-off date. Pete Carroll stated whereas at the NFL Scouting Combine this previous weekend that such a deal would be ultimate.
“It is miles within the demolish [the goal], yeah,” Carroll stated, by the crew’s web hassle. “Frankie true modified into 25, he’s composed a very young soccer participant. Made a gargantuan step this year in terms of leadership, development and maturity. It modified into so evident. I modified into in fact overjoyed with seeing that build for Frank. He played enormous too. Frank, he’s a very precious soccer participant and that’s the reason the method we’re at some stage in and all that, I can not portray you guys how that’s going to flip out, but it can maybe be clear for the Seahawks and for Frank.”
Clark had a crew-excessive 13 sacks remaining season whereas beginning all 16 video games for the most most primary time in his profession. He has 35 sacks in barely 33 starts. His 32 sacks for the reason that beginning set aside of the 2016 season are the ninth-most within the NFL all over that span.
The Seahawks hadn’t extinct the franchise trace since 2010 (kicker Olindo Mare).