You never know what might happen next in the NFL and that's why we were shocked at the news of two-time Super Bowl champion Frank Clark getting into free agency midway through the season following his release by the Denver Broncos on Friday, Oct. 13.
Adam Schefter of ESPN first broke the news, stating that Clark will officially enter free agency on Saturday wire, paving the way for the 30-year-old vet to sign with any team of his choosing.
While Schefter suggests a return to the Kansas City Chiefs, where Clark won a couple of Super Bowls. That, however, is just a guess and a suggestion based on past relationships, not on what might happen next.
In fact, most experts believe the veteran pass rusher will attract significant interest from multiple teams across the league willing to boost their pass-rushing units. Among them, the Baltimore Ravens have emerged as a more than realistic landing spot for Clark with both sides potentially benefiting from joining forces.
Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports named the Ravens as a landing spot because of their past and their interest in veteran linebackers. In fact, the Ravens have already signed a pair of those this season in Jadeveon Clowney and Kyle Van Noy.
"Baltimore has never been shy about taking swings on veteran pass rushers to aid the rotation, and both Jadeveon Clowney and Odafe Oweh are banged up, with Tyus Bowser and David Ojabo also sidelined," started Benjamin before summarizing, "In other words, the Ravens could use just about any edge reinforcements they can get."
Dallas Robinson of Pro Football Network also commented on this possibility reminding us about the time when Denver explored trades for Clark before his release.
"In recent years, Baltimore has gotten a lot of production out of veterans like Clowney, Justin Houston, and Pernell McPhee," Robinson wrote. "Clark could become the most recent contributor to join that list."
Clark excels at one-vs-one matchups and he's been unstoppable since arriving in the NFL as a Seattle Seahawks draft pick in 2015. He later moved to Kansas City on his way to winning the SB twice.
The veteran edge rusher has appeared in 122 games throughout his career completing 58.5 sacks and 182 solo tackles, including forcing 14 fumbles. He's landed a grand total of 265 tackles in that span, on top of deflecting 13 passes.