The Green Bay Packers have had a quiet offseason thus far, only signing three notable outside free agents. Those players were linebacker Christian Kirksey, offensive tackle Rick Wagner, and wide receiver Devin Funchess. However, there is a reason for that.
Brian Gutekunst knows that the Packers will have to take care of some in-house contracts in the near future. Among the players in need of a new deal is star defensive tackle Kenny Clark.
With his contract beginning to run out, Clark took some time to speak out about his future with the Packers. It’s clear that he wants to remain in Green Bay. He also believes that the team wants to keep him around.
“I truly feel like it’s going to happen. That’s why I’m not too worried about it. I feel like the Packers want me there.”
Keeping Clark in Green Bay long-term should be a primary focus for the Packers. He is one of the best defensive tackles in the entire NFL. A new contract won’t be cheap for the franchise, but it will be worth every penny.
Last season with the Packers, Clark put together big numbers once again. He racked up 62 total tackles to go along with six sacks and a forced fumble. Those numbers show the impact that the 6-foot-3 and 315-pound lineman brings to the field.
At just 24 years old, Clark is entering the prime of his career. He still has plenty of room to improve moving forward.
It will be interesting to see what ends up happening with the Packers and Clark. Both sides seem motivated to get something done in the near future. Following the 2020 NFL Draft, the two sides will likely work hard to get a new deal completed.
Expect to hear more about this in the future, but this quote from Clark is certainly encouraging for the Packers and their fans.