Reports from the past few weeks have mentioned that the Jets have expressed interest in a possible trade for Seahawks franchise DE Frank Clark.
However, Manish Mehta says that New York has “no real interest” in acquiring Clark from Seattle and the Jets were simply doing due diligence like they do with every decent player who might be on the trade block.
Mehta adds that there’s “nothing beyond that” and the Jets currently have “no interest” in a trade.
It would have been difficult for the Jets to trade for Clark aways, given that the No. 3 overall pick is likely too much to pay for him and the Seahawks are reportedly looking for a first-round pick or more for their franchise player.
Other teams linked to Clark in the Colts and Chiefs. Although, many seem to think the Chiefs are the favorites.
Clark, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $3.732 million contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.
In 2018, Clark appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and recorded 41 tackles, 13 sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, two recoveries and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 overall edge defender out of 103 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Clark as the news is available.