The Denver Broncos are signing veteran defensive end Frank Clark to a one-year deal worth a base salary of $5.5 million, per Ari Meirov. There is $2 million worth of incentives included that could increase the total cap hit to $7.5 million. Clark spent the last four seasons playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. Now, he will play against his former team twice this season as he looks to disrupt Patrick Mahomes.
Compensation update: Broncos are giving former Chiefs’ pass rusher Frank Clark a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million, per source. The deal includes a $5.5 million guaranteed base salary, $1 million in makeable incentives and another challenging $1 million in incentives. https://t.co/JbAgDZ6LbN— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2023
The soon-to-be 30-year-old will be playing in his ninth career season in 2023. He wasn’t ever able to play a full season in Kansas City, dealing with injuries and some off-the-field issues. He played in 15 games last season and logged 39 total tackles, including 25 solo and 14 assists. Clark had five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defense.
Denver runs a base 3-4 defense. Clark will be in charge of generating pressure towards the middle of the defensive line, trying to disrupt the running game up the middle and the cadence of the quarterback. He has the versatility they could use to set the edge, but he is at his best getting into the backfield. He should line up next to D.J. Jones and across from Zach Allen.