Frank Clark, DE
As I write this in early February the list of potential free agents at edge rusher is a long one that includes Jadeveon Clowney, Dee Ford and DeMarcus Lawrence. There’s a chance all three don’t make it to free agency and will either re-sign with their current teams or be franchise tagged.
The same goes for Seahawks edge rusher Frank Clark, who finished with a career-best 14 sacks this past season. There’s a chance the Seahawks use the franchise tag to keep Clark in Seattle, but if he hits free agency he’ll have a lot of interested teams. The Green Bay Packers should be one of them.
Fixing the pass rush won’t be easy, and it will also take more than one player. The Packers can’t rely on just the draft; they’ll need to also be active in free agency and open to trades.
With Clay Matthews potentially leaving in free agency and the Packers desperately needing more production from their edge rushers, Clark could be an excellent addition to Mike Pettine’s defense.
Spotrac’s calculated market value for Clark’s average salary is $12 million. Considering the Packers were paying Clay Matthews an average salary of $13.2 million, according to Spotrac, that seems reasonable.
The Packers have the cap room to be active in free agency and potentially make a big signing. All three players would be great additions to the roster.