The NFL offseason is about opportunity. Even year, standouts unexpectedly become available. This year, Pittsburgh sent wide receiver Antonio Brown to Oakland after a long dispute and Kansas City traded pass-rusher Dee Ford to San Francisco.
It appears another impact veteran could perhaps be on the move as well. FanSided reported Tuesday that the Seattle Seahawks are wiling to listen to offers for pass-rusher Frank Clark, who had 13 sacks in 2018 and 32 in the past three seasons.
Ford would be the model for the Clark trade. They are similar players and like Clark, Ford was given the franchise tag this offseason. The Chiefs ended up trading Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-year pick. The 49ers gave Ford a five-year, $87.5 million deal. However, the 49ers can get out of it after one year at $20.5 million. So, that is probably a similar deal that Clark would get.
Also, the second-round pick is probably the working compensation rate for Clark, who turns 26 in June, according to FanSided.
Below are five teams, presented in alphabetical order, that could be a fit for Clark in a trade:
Indianapolis: This may be the best fit for Clark. The Colts have two second-round picks (No. 34 from the New York Jets and their own at No. 59). Indianapolis also has the most salary-cap room left in the NFL at $57.5 million, according to Spotrac.com. The Colts added former Kansas City pass-rusher Justin Houston offseason, but Clark would make sense for now and the future. This is a young roster that is poised to be a contender for the long-term.