The Seattle Seahawks stud defensive end, Frank Clark, may have ended his rookie contract with the team this year, but he is sticking around. The team announced Monday it had placed the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark, who had a breakout campaign in 2018. The deadline for NFL teams to apply the franchise and transition tags is Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET.
Clark will earn $17.13 million this year with the tag, but this is not where negotiations end in 2019. The Seahawks say that they still have plans to work out a long term deal with their former first round pick.
Clark is coming off a 2018 season in which he compiled a team-high and career-best 13.0 sacks, and with 35 sacks in his career, he now ranks 10th on the Seahawks’ all-time list. Clark’s 32 sacks over the past three seasons are ninth-most in the NFL since 2016, trailing only Chandler Jones, Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Ryan Kerrigan, Danielle Hunter, Khalil Mack, Calais Campbell and Cameron Jordan.
The Seattle Seahawks have franchise tagged their breakout DE Frank Clark pic.twitter.com/9CT0y6DeVR
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) March 4, 2019
There has already been a long list of players throughout the NFL that have been franchise tagged.
* Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence
* Texans DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney
* 49ers K Robbie Gould
* Seahawks DE Frank Clark
* Falcons DT Grady Jarrett
* Bucs OT Donovan Smith
* Chiefs OLB Dee Ford
To be determined:
* Giants S Landon Collins
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 4, 2019