Packers News: Kenny Clark inks 4-year extension with Green Bay
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Kenny Clark inks 4-year extension with Packers

Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers

Extensions are getting completed around the NFL and the Green Bay Packers have secured one of their marquee players for four more years. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers have inked Kenny Clark to a four-year extension on Saturday.

As a result of his new contract, Clark is now the highest-paid nose tackle in league history. In addition to that, he is now the 12th highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. The other interesting details in the extension is that Clark will make $37 million in the first two years of the deal, per Schefter.

Also, within the language of the contract, the Packers can’t defer his signing bonus. Altogether, the extension keeps him with the Packers through the next five seasons.

Before signing the lucrative extension, Clark was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2020. The former first-round pick is slated to earn $7.69 million under his rookie deal this season. But after this season concludes, Clark will see a significant rise in his earnings moving forward.

Since joining the Packers in 2016, Clark has been one of the most underrated interior defenders in the NFL. In his past three seasons in Green Bay, the UCLA product has accumulated 16.5 sacks, 22 quarterback hits, and four forced fumbles. Not to mention, Clark’s 62 pressures in 2019 were second-most in the NFL behind Aaron Donald, per PFF’s Jarad Evans.

Much has been made this offseason about the lack of attention the Packers have given their offense around Aaron Rodgers. At the least, while the team still could use some firepower at wide receiver, Green Bay is making sure Clark remains with the organization for quite some time.