Packers sign Kenny Clark to record-breaking contract for nose tackle
The Green Bay Packers have signed Kenny Clark to a record-breaking contract extension for a nose tackle that’ll keep him in town for many more years.
Kenny Clark is staying in Green Bay for the long haul after coming to terms on a record-breaking contract extension for a nose tackle on Saturday morning.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers signed the 2019 Pro Bowler to a four-year extension worth $70 million that includes a $25 million signing bonus. The contract is the richest for a nose tackle in NFL history and makes Clark the 12th highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Further, Clark will get $37 million of his contract paid in the first two years of his deal.
Kenny Clark raises the bar for nose tackles after signing his record-breaking extension
This is a great signing for Clark and for the Packers. Clark, 24, has gotten better every year since the team drafted him with the No. 27 overall pick out of UCLA in the 2016 NFL Draft.
After starting a combined 28 games over the last two years, Clark started all 16 games in 2019 for the first time in his career and was rewarded with his first Pro Bowl appearance. Clark had a career-high 62 combined tackles and nine tackles for loss and matched his career with six sacks he previously set in 2018.
He also set a career-high by playing in 84 percent of defensive snaps, which is an incredibly high number for a nose tackle like Clark, showing off the value he brings to the middle of the Packers defense.
The record-breaking extension for Clark raises the bar for nose tackles and ensures he’ll be in Green Bay throughout his prime as the Packers chase a Super Bowl before Aaron Rodgers‘ time with the franchise comes to an end in the next few years.