Packers 2020 roster preview: Kenny Clark in final year of contract

Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark and Preston Smith (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark and Preston Smith (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Kenny Clark is entering a contract year in 2020.

Kenny Clark has been a rising star for the Green Bay Packers over the past four seasons.

It’s hard to believe he’s entering his fifth season in the league and is still under 25 years old. But after four excellent seasons with the Packers, Clark is now entering a contract year.

What can we expect from the Pro Bowl defensive tackle in 2020?

2019 stats

For the first time, Clark started all 16 games for the Packers. He finished the season with six sacks, 62 tackles, seven quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and a pass defense.

2019 review

Clark had yet another impressive season in Green Bay, making his first Pro Bowl.

The defense may have struggled against the run but he played his part. Clark is an excellent run defender, but some of his best work came against the pass last season.

According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Clark was among the top five in the league for third down pressures and third down pressure rate. His role as an interior pass rusher was key to Green Bay’s success defending the pass.

Odds of making roster: 100 percent

It’s not a question of whether Clark will be on the roster this year, but rather next. This is the final year of his current contract. The Packers need to work out an extension as soon as possible.

What to expect in 2020?

If the Packers don’t work out a long-term deal with Clark over the summer, he’ll be playing for a new deal, either in Green Bay or elsewhere. And there will be interest from a number of teams if Clark does hit free agency.

Clark has improved each season and is a dominant player up front for the Packers, both against the run and pass.

Clark will be key for this defense to bounce back against the run, and he also plays a crucial role on passing downs. He is a star player who the Packers need to re-sign as soon as possible.