This entire story is being done with the intention of starting some Frank Clark to the Philadelphia Eagles rumors. Hey. The Eagles have the cap space, right?
Ladies and gentlemen, Frank Clark is a baller, and we need you to understand something. If, by some strange chance, the Philadelphia Eagles were able to land Frank Clark via trade, that would be a good thing.
Think about it for a second. Just a few months ago, we were talking about how the Eagles were right up against the cap and the theory was that they would possibly have the least amount of money to spend once the free agency period arrived. A couple of guys got released. Others were brought in. Zach Ertz became yet another Eagle to get his contract restructured, and Philly’s back in business.
Here was the report from ESPN’s Field Yates:
Philly’s got right around $24.9 million to spend now, and seeing as how, most of us feel like burning some money when we find twenty extra dollars, it’s becoming harder and harder to look at their extra spending money without trying to think of ways for them to burn it.
Carson Wentz needs a new deal. We know that, but we at ITI expressed the theory not too long ago that they should wait to extend him. The Eagles have made minimal efforts, at least publicly, to explore linebackers and get some help for that unit. At the time of this writing, they haven’t even met with any prior to the upcoming draft, but we know one thing about the current NFL.
You go get you a franchise quarterback. Then, you get guys to protect him, and you get guys to go get the other team’s franchise quarterback. Philly may want to look at the possibility of calling the Seattle Seahawks and seeing if there’s a deal that can be worked out for defensive end Frank Clark.
Right there, some of you drew a blank stare. Let’s get you caught up.
Since entering the league in 2015 (63rd overall and in the second round), Clark has given the Seahawks the confidence that they can move on from Michael Bennett (you know where he ended up). They’ve also watched as he racked up 137 total tackles, 35 sacks, nine forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
Seattle doesn’t have a second-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. They’re apparently willing to listen to offers, but that’s where they want negotiations to begin. Guess what else? We’re glad you asked.
The Eagles have two second-round selections. Despite what you may think of him personally, Bennett played well for Philly. Clark could eventually be that same type of talent. Hey, he’s off to a good start. The Eagles have a pretty good working relationship with the Seahawks already, as evidenced by the Bennett trade from a season ago.
So far, there don’t seem to be any rumors or talk about Philly being interested in exploring said trade, but doggone it. There should be.
Can we do something to get the rumors started? Trust us on this one. This guy would fit in to the defensive end rotation nicely, and as far as the second round goes, sure Philly might find someone just as good, but it would be hard to find a ton of guys who are better.