Boy oh boy, Kenny Clark has been absolutely dominant down the stretch for the Packers. Through his first 12 games on the season, Clark only had 1.5 sacks, 41 tackles (3 of them for a loss), and 3 QB hits. It definitely wasn’t the start Clark, or Packer fans wanted to see.
Before the season, Kenny Clark was starting to be known by teams and fans everywhere that he was one of the best defensive tackles in the league. After a lackluster first 12 games, nothing about Clark’s play reinforced the idea that he’s one of the best. Thankfully, for Kenny Clark’s wallet and Packer fans sake, he has turned it around the past three games. In the last three, he has been one of the best defensive linemen in the league by registering 4.5 sacks, 15 tackles (5 for loss) and 4 quarterback hits. There’s no doubt that his play is one of the main reasons Za’Darius Smith is also playing out of his mind.
On the season, Kenny Clark has 56 total tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 1 pass deflection, and 1 forced fumble. In relation to the 2020 Defensive Tackle Pro-Bowl selections, he currently has more tackles than Aaron Donald, more sacks than Fletcher Cox, and more tackles for loss than Geno Atkins.
Comparing Kenny Clark’s numbers from last year when he was a breakout star to this season, he had 55 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 3 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble.
Kenny Clark had a slow start to his 2019-20 campaign but he has more than made up for it. His numbers are essentially the same, if not better than last season’s. Once again, he has proven himself to be one of the best defensive tackles in the entire NFL. If Green Bay is going to make a deep playoff run, Kenny Clark is going to have to keep up his recent level of dominance. Good news though, he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing up anytime soon.