The Green Bay Packers are locking up Kenny Clark on a massive extension. Clark reportedly agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension to remain with the team, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal would make Clark, 24, the highest-paid nose tackle in NFL history.
Source: Green Bay Packers NT Kenny Clark just signed a 4-year extension for $70 million, a deal that includes a hefty $25M signing bonus and makes him the highest paid NT in league history and the 12th highest paid defensive player in the NFL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2020
It would also make Clark the 12th highest-paid defensive player in the league.
Kenny Clark is coming off Pro Bowl season
After being selected by the Packers in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, Clark has developed into one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL. Last season, Clark had 62 tackles and six sacks, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl in the process.
While it can be hard for nose tackles to distinguish themselves in the NFL, Clark has always graded out well according to PFF’s 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
Prior to the extension, Clark was set to be a free agent following the 2020 NFL season.
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