Kenny Clark Contract: One of Packers biggest priority was to re-sign defensive tackle Kenny Clark and they finally have.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Clark has signed a four-year contract extension worth $70 million that includes $25 million in signing bonus. The Packers will pay him $37 million over the first two years.
The possibilities of Kenny Clark went from his final year in the contract to landing a new contract making him the highest paid nose tackle in the history of the NFL therefore making him the 12th highest paid defensive player in the league.
Kenny Clark Stats
We all know in the recent years how good Clark is, a nose tackle’s job is not only to make sacks but last season, one of the best nose tackles in the game, the 24-year-old Clark recorded a career-high 62 tackles, six sacks, seven quarterback hits and a forced fumble for the Packers last season. Clark finished with 15 pressures while earning his first Pro Bowl appearance. Among nose tackles, Clark led the league in sacks in 2019 with two more than than Javon Hargrave (who finished with four sacks last season).
But the Packers made it a priority, and they’ve now got their star defensive tackle under contract for five more years.
Clark has always graded out well according to PFFs metrics
NT Kenny Clark and the Green Bay Packers have come to an agreement on a 4-year/$70 million extension per @AdamSchefter.
Clark’s career grades (2016-2019):
🔸 PFF Grade: 90.2 (9th among interior DL)
🔸 Run Grade: 87.0 (12th)
🔸 Pass-Rush Grade: 89.3 (6th) pic.twitter.com/Ccy3d3cZT1
— PFF (@PFF) August 15, 2020
Green Bay Packers knew how important Clarks position was in the team and got a very expensive contract, the Packer’s fans are very pleased to hear that he is playing for them for nearly half a decade.