The New York Jets have made a trade with the Baltimore Ravens, acquiring safety Chuck Clark.
According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, the Jets are set to send a 2024 seventh-round pick to Baltimore in exchange for the versatile defensive player.
Clark is coming off a strong season, having started in every game for the Ravens and recorded 101 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery during the regular season. He has been a consistent performer on the Ravens’ defense, having started in 61 games over the last four years.
One of the more versatile defenders in the league, Clark has lined up in several positions last season, including safety, OLB, slot CB, ILB, edge, perimeter CB, and IDL. He has not missed a single snap on defense for the past three seasons, making him a reliable player on the field.
The addition of Clark to the Jets’ roster will provide much-needed stability in the secondary, particularly as Lamarcus Joyner is set to become a free agent. Clark’s versatility will also be an asset to the team, as he can play in various positions on the field.
New Jets S Chuck Clark's snaps by alignment last year, per @NextGenStats:
Slot CB: 128
Perimeter CB: 50
One of the more versatile defenders in the league.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 9, 2023
Meanwhile, the Ravens will still have Marcus Williams and Kyle Hamilton on hand at safety. Trading Clark will clear over $4.1 million in cap space, which could be used to acquire other players in the free agency market.
The Jets have landed a solid and reliable player in Clark, and at the cost of just a 2024 seventh-round pick. It remains to be seen how he will fit in with the team’s defense, but the addition of Clark is undoubtedly a significant move for the Jets as they look to improve their roster for the upcoming season.