The Kansas City Chiefs greatly bolstered their defense by trading with the Seattle Seahawks for defensive end Frank Clark. The trade can be viewed as a huge positive for Kansas City, as the team is now heavily projected to win the next Super Bowl.
Check out this analysis by SportsLine.
“According to Stephen Oh over at SportsLine, the addition of Clark improves the Chiefs’ chances of winning the Super Bowl by 3.2 percent (h/t John Breech of CBS Sports). Before the deal, the Chiefs had the fourth-best odds of winning the Super Bowl. However, with Clark now on the team, the Chiefs are now being given an 18.8 percent chance to win the Lombardi Trophy, which is the highest number in the NFL (the Saints, Patriots and Rams all rank just behind the Chiefs).”
What a difference-maker Clark should be. While the Chiefs offense was the highest-scoring last year, its defense was its weak link. This defense gave up a generous 405.5 yards on average per game, marking the second-most in the league in 2018.
It is no wonder Kansas City gave Seattle what it was looking for in that of a first-round pick and some change for Clark.
Clark produced at an extremely high level for Seattle last year after tallying 13 sacks and 41 combined tackles. He also managed his first career interception. At a mere 25 years old, Clark should continue to provide exceptional value to the Chiefs for years to come.
With that said, it really would appear that the Chiefs are going all in with the hope they achieve a Super Bowl victory come next February.