Green Bay Packers Star Named Top Potential Trade Piece

Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers
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The Green Bay Packers probably aren’t looking to subtract any major pieces right now, but due to financial constraints, it’s something they may have to consider.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox says that the Packers may end up facing a tough decision with defensive tackle Kenny Clark, who is preparing to enter the final year of his deal.

Knox notes that the defensive tackle market is skyrocketing, citing how Carolina Panthers star Derrick Brown just landed a four-year, $96 million contract extension.

That could make things dicey for Green Bay, which also has to worry about extending quarterback Jordan Love and potentially paying some of its young wide receivers down the line.

Would the Packers break the bank for Clark?

Knox says that Green Bay may consider moving Clark after the NFL Draft to a team that missed on a defensive tackle prospect. He names the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys as possibilities, although the Cowboys have salary cap issues of their own.

Clark is coming off of a 2023 campaign in which he played every game and racked up 44 tackles, 7.5 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles en route to his third Pro Bowl appearance.

The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at UCLA, was selected by the Packers with the 27th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Given that Clark is not too young anymore, Green Bay may be hesitant to give him a lucrative long-term deal, so he may end up becoming a trade candidate.

That being said, the Packers are also trying to win now, so they may end up just holding on to Clark through 2024.

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