The Green Bay Packers and star nose tackle Kenny Clark have agreed upon a four-year contract extension worth $70 million with $25 million guaranteed. This makes Clark the highest paid nose tackle in league history and the 12th highest paid defensive player in the NFL.
The #Packers and NT Kenny Clark have a 4-year extension for $70 million, source said. Deal includes a massive $25.0 signing bonus. Makes him the highest paid NT in league history and the 12th highest paid defensive player in the NFL.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2020
Kenny Clark Contract Extension
Since being a 1st round pick back in 2016, Clark has been a force on the inside. He has 193 tackles and 16.5 sacks. Despite being one of the best at his position, he was not selected to the top 100 players of 2020. Clark has also been a leader on an often overlooked Packers defense.
Before playing in the NFL, Clark attended Wilmer Amina Carter High School in California. As a senior, he had 71 tackles and 11 sacks. He committed to UCLA to play college football. Clark also wrestled in high school.
Clark appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman at UCLA in 2013, starting in four games and registering 31 tackles. The following year, Clark was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection. After his junior season, Clark established himself as both a run stuffer and effective pass-rusher, which led him to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.
Clark was then selected in the first round (27th overall) by the Green Bay Packers. As a rookie, Clark finished with 21 tackles and two passes defended in 16 games while Green Bay made it to the NFC championship game, where they fell to the Atlanta Falcons.
In 2017 season, Clark recorded his first career sack in a 26–20 OT win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finished the season with 4.5 sacks and 55 tackles. Clark had a breakout season in 2018 with 55 tackles, three passes deflections, and six sacks, and was named a Pro Bowl alternate.
In 2019, Clark had another six sacks as Green Bay once again reached the NFC Title game before losing to the San Francisco 49ers.
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