Clark quickly settled in with the Chiefs and is not going anywhere anytime soon, as he signed a five-year contract that is worth $105.5 million. That contract includes $63.5 million in guaranteed money, and is signed before Clark put his John Hancock on a $17.128 million franchise tag with the Seahawks, which started the trade rumors earlier this off-season.
The defensive end still needs to fly down to Kansas City to undergo a physical and finalize the trade and the contract. Once it is official, he will surpass the $103 million deal that DeMarcus Lawrence got from the Dallas Cowboys about a month ago. Although, Lawrence had more guaranteed money with $65 million in that deal. Over four NFL seasons, Clark has 36 sacks and led the Seahawks with 14 of them this past season, as he now joins an already stacked Chiefs defense from this off-season alone, as they look to improve one of the worst defenses in the league from a season ago.
Kansas City fell a game short of the Super Bowl this past January, falling to the New England Patriots, 37-31, in overtime in the AFC Championship Game. Now, the high-powered offense led by Patrick Mahomes will have a defense to support them, which has many around Arrowhead Stadium expecting big things again in 2019.