Broncos sign two-time Super Bowl champ Frank Clark to one-year deal: report

The Kansas City Chiefs will face a player who helped them win two Super Bowls twice next season when they play an AFC West rival denver broncos,

Veteran lineman Frank Clark Reportedly signing a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million to join head coach Sean Payton in Denver, according to ESPN̵7;s Adam Schefter.

Clark will receive a base salary of $5.5 million with $1 million in “buildable incentives” and another $1 million in more challenging incentives.


Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs kicks off during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Ariz. (Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

clark was released by the chiefs After the organization and its agent, Eric Burkhart, could not negotiate a new deal. They tried, but ESPN reported in March that they were at an impasse, and the Chiefs shot.

Clark was about to enter the final year of a $30 million, two-year deal with Kansas City, but the Chiefs saved $21 million in salary cap space.

While looking for their next team, Clark and Payton “hit it off” earlier this week while talking on the phone, Schefter reported.

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He told Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, “The situation with Sean Payton is good for me.” “I play with Randy Gregory and live in my division that I am very familiar with. I also want to help get the Broncos back to the top of the mountain.”

Clark, who will soon turn 30, totaled 39 combined tackles, one forced fumble and eight tackles for loss in 15 regular-season games last year for the Chiefs. He also had 2½ sacks and seven combined tackles during the team’s run to Super Bowl LVII victory.

Frank Clark chases down Jalen Hurts

Frank Clark (55) of the Kansas City Chiefs chases Jalen Hurts (1) of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Ariz. (Kevin Sabitus / Getty Images)

Clark ranks third in league history in total sacks after the season with 13½, most of them with the Chiefs. In 2020, he had five sacks during the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl, a 31–20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

However, despite the Chiefs’ success, the previous season had been a difficult one for Clark.

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He was suspended two games in October after pleading no contest to the weapons charges. He was arrested in March 2021 after police found two guns in his car after he was pulled over while riding in a vehicle with another man without license plates. Three months later, he was arrested again on another gun charge.

Clark was eventually sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service.

Frank Clarke celebrates the tackle

Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Mo. (David Ullit/Getty Images)

After this year’s Super Bowl winClarke burst into tears of joy.

“I’m just excited, man. Overwhelmed,” she told Fox’s Peter Schrager. “I’ve had a rough year, man. Been a rough one. My teammates, they never lost faith in me. Just grateful. I’m extremely humbled and grateful. I’ve got some of the best teammates in the world.”

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Clarke will now begin a new chapter and hopes he can be a force to be reckoned with for a team that struggled mightily last season despite adding Russell Wilson at quarterback. The Broncos finished in last place in the AFC West with a 5–12 record.