Player Contracts

Player Contracts

The Green Bay Packers are currently focused on the future of two significant players: quarterback Jordan Love and defensive tackle Kenny Clark. While Love's contract extension is a primary focus, Clark's situation is equally pivotal as he approaches the final year of his four-year, $70 million contract in 2024.

Clark's Performance

Since 2019, Kenny Clark has established himself as one of the league's premier defensive tackles. He is among an elite group of eight defensive tackles who have managed to amass 90 or more quarterback pressures and 20 or more sacks over the past five seasons. This level of performance has made him a valuable asset to the Packers' defensive line.

Clark's Contract Situation

Clark has expressed a strong desire to continue his career with the Packers. However, securing a third contract with the same team is uncommon in the NFL. This rarity is often due to the high durability and production demands placed on players. Clark, who was drafted at the age of 20, remains young at 28 and is uniquely positioned to negotiate a third contract. Remarkably, he has only missed eight games in his eight-season career and has played all 17 games for the past two years, showcasing his durability.

Packers' Management Perspective

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst has expressed a keen interest in retaining Clark. However, the priority remains on addressing Jordan Love's contract extension first. The structure of Love's contract will likely influence the decisions surrounding Clark's future with the team.

Gutekunst commented on the situation, stating, "As far as Kenny is concerned, we would love to keep Kenny around. We'll kind of see how all that goes moving forward here, but it's crazy to think he's only 28 years old with the amount of football he's played with us. He started so young. He's a little bit younger than most third contract guys are. He's been very, very durable for us over that time."


Kenny Clark has also shared his thoughts on staying with the Packers. "There's been talks, still ongoing. They're talking, though, and that's the only thing I got on that," said Clark.

He further elaborated on his commitment to the team, stating, "Oh yeah, 100 percent. I love it here. I love my teammates. I love the organization. Hopefully everything will work out."

Gutekunst also highlighted the importance of aligning Love's contract with future plans for Clark. "Again, it all has to fit. Certainly Jordan's contract and getting that done and knowing how that is structured and how that sits over the next few years will be informative. Kenny is still playing at a very, very high level. One of our team leaders. We would certainly like to have him around for a number of years," Gutekunst noted.


The contract situations of Jordan Love and Kenny Clark will undoubtedly shape the Packers' roster and cap space in the coming years. As negotiations continue, the team's management must balance their priorities to maintain a competitive and cohesive unit. For now, Packers fans and the NFL community await the outcomes of these crucial discussions, hoping to see both Love and Clark secure their futures in Green Bay.