Kevin King Signs With Green Bay Packers

Kevin King

Defensive back Kevin King has signed a one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers, worth $6 million. The deal will keep him with the team through 2021. King spent the first four seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers.

Kevin King, Green Bay Packers, Agree to Contact

King is coming off a season in which he made several high profile mistakes playing for the Packers. The cornerback received a lot of criticism for his inability to prevent a 39-yard Scotty Miller touchdown reception during the NFC Championship loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The touchdown came at the end of the half with lined up in man coverage on Miller and proved to be a pivotal moment in a close contest. 

The former second-round pick was also involved in the controversial pass interference call as he was adjudged to have fouled Tampa Bay receiver, Tyler Johnson. The penalty gave the Buccaneers a first down that effectively iced the game. King was a starter for Green Bay in 2020 when healthy. He started 11 games and failed to record an interception. 

King was much more productive in 2019. Appearing in 15 games with 14 starts, he caught a career-high five interceptions. He also had a career-high in tackles during the 2019 season with 66 and recorded the only sack of his career. 

His breakout 2019 campaign came after a difficult sophomore season in 2018. Often injured, King only played in six games, recording one interception. He had already missed two games in 2018 when he suffered a severe hamstring injury in Week 9. He missed the next four games before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve in early December. 

Green Bay selected King with the 33rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, his rookie season was littered with injuries. He missed one game due to a concussion and a lingering shoulder injury meant he only featured in nine games for the Packers during the 2017 season. King played four years at the University of Washington before entering the NFL as a senior. 

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