With the 2023 NFL season still months away and training camp on the horizon, multiple former Kansas City Chiefs players remain free agents.
The 2023 league year officially began on March 5, and there was a bevy of free agents and trades made that shook up the landscape of the NFL. That rush continued through the 2023 NFL Draft, as teams selected the top college prospects that they felt could help them compete for a Lombardi Trophy down the line. Now, we are in the midst of organized team activities (OTAs), meaning that we are a step closer to training camp.
With training camp on the horizon, there are still players that need a new home, at least through the summer. Surprisingly, some big names have yet to sign with a new team. And shockingly, some of them are former Kansas City Chiefs players.
Here are four Chiefs players who are surprisingly still free agents.
4 former Chiefs players who are still surprisingly free agents, No. 4: Frank Clark, DE
The first name that comes to mind for Chiefs fans is defensive end, Frank Clark.
Ahead of the 2019 season, the Chiefs negotiated a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to bring in Clark. This was their big move to help the team make a push for a Super Bowl title. Sure enough, they did just that, winning Super Bowl 54 in a three-game playoff run, where Clark recorded nine combined tackles (six solo, three assisted), seven quarterback hits, and five sacks.
Clark was the face of the Chiefs’ pass rush for his five years with the team, where he made it to the Pro Bowl three years in a row (2019-21).
This past regular season, Clark put up 39 combined tackles (25 solo, 14 assisted), 13 quarterback hits, and five sacks in 15 games played. But in the playoffs, Clark showed up when it mattered the most, specifically in the AFC Championship Game. Facing the Cincinnati Bengals, Clark recorded three quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks on Joe Burrow in the team’s 23-20 win.
The Chiefs opted to release Clark from his contract this offseason after the two sides couldn’t agree on a restructured deal. As of this writing, he is still a free agent.