Former Chief Frank Clark chooses AFC West violence with touchdown spot
Kanas Metropolis Chiefs followers will probably be bummed to study the place DE Frank Clark has determined to take his abilities after the group launched him in March.
The Kansas City Chiefs‘ defensive retool led them to launch DE Frank Clark in March. The 29-year-old made 15 begins for the Tremendous Bowl champs final season, registering 5.0 sacks and 39 mixed tackles. From 2019-2021, he made three consecutive Professional Bowl appearances.
Now the previous Chief has discovered a brand new residence — and the Arrowhead fanatics is not going to be thrilled.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Clark has signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the division-rival Denver Broncos.
Frank Clark indicators with Denver Broncos, will compete towards Chiefs within the AFC West
The Chiefs spent their summer season re-signing key defensive items like Chris Jones. Kansas Metropolis gained its second Tremendous Bowl of the Patrick Mahomes period in February and their odds of repeating definitely gained’t plummet with the Clark information.
That stated, Clark has been an vital a part of their defensive frontline for the previous 4 years. He now joins a Denver group traditionally famend for its protection. The Broncos have lots of work to do to dwell as much as the defensive greatness of years previous, however Clark ought to give them a substantial increase. Plus, he’ll get to face the Chiefs twice subsequent season — probably with a chip on his shoulder and a degree to make.
Denver is seeking to restore its fame and return to competition below new head coach Sean Payton. Whereas a lot of the dialog round Payton’s arrival has targeted on his partnership with QB Russell Wilson, the Broncos might want to execute on either side of the ball to contend. Protection is all of the extra vital when one considers the severity of Wilson’s struggles last season.
The Chiefs are nonetheless the heavy, borderline invincible favorites to win the AFC West. Barring well being points, it’s tough to think about the Broncos ascending to Kansas Metropolis’s degree. Clark, nevertheless, will do his greatest to make it occur.
The Broncos and Chiefs play on Oct. 12 and Oct. 29. That’s a double-shot of unhealthy blood and a heated division rivalry to ring in Halloween. We’re in for some good soccer.