It sounds like Frank Clark is willing to go to great lengths to create some great lengths between him and the Denver Broncos. To be fair, we can't blame him.
Per a report from NFL reporter Mike Garafolo, Clark, a veteran defensive end formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs, has surrendered significant money on his current contract in order to help facilitate a move away from the team.
Clark signed with the Broncos this offseason after spending the last four seasons with the Chiefs—a span of time in which he won two Super Bowls and played in a conference championship in the least successful of his seasons. Now he's currently at 1-4 with the basement-dwelling Broncos in a season that's on the verge of being over before the halfway point of the regular season.
Frank Clark is apparently willing to do anything to away from the Mile High pile of misery.
Moves like this are rarely seen but Clark has made plenty of money in the NFL. Perhaps that's why Garafolo posted this on Thursday:
Garafolo's report mentions the Las Vegas Raiders as a trade partner, but that would make Clark about as happy as his record in Denver considering how much both teams have struggled to win this year. The Raiders also aren't winning much of anything in the '23 season and could easily usher in a youth movement after this year is over.
Would a return to the Chiefs make sense? It might if the Chiefs didn't already have Charles Omenihu on the way back from suspension, which could make things tight in the rotation with Clark on board. Then again, after seeing Playoff Frank over the last few seasons, no one in Chiefs Kingdom should sneer at such an idea.
What we do know at this point is that Clark is forgoing a lot of money to make sure there's as little friction as possible to help facilitate a move away from Denver. Where he goes next is anyone's guess.
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