“Right now, I’m playing each and every game like it’s my last. I don’t think I’m going to be here next year,” Clinton-Dix said. “That’s how I look at it. I just (have to) be honest with myself. You’ve got to play it game-by-game. Whether we’re losing by 60 points, you’ve got to go out there and perform. This is my biggest interview of my career. So I’ve got to perform, regardless of what the record says.”
Clinton-Dix did say that he enjoys playing for Packers DC Mike Pettine and is having fun overall, despite the team’s record.
“I like Mike Pettine a lot. He’s given me a chance to fly around and make plays,” Clinton-Dix said. “When guys are doing what they’re asked to do, we don’t look too bad out there. There are little mistakes we make, but other that, we’re all having fun out there and once we all get in a rhythm and start catching interceptions, it’s only going to bring us together.
“I’m actually having fun — regardless of what the record says — because of the defense and the way it is right now. We’re going to get better. Once we get rolling, we’re going to be hard to stop, if you ask me.”
Clinton-Dix, 25, was taken with the No. 21 overall pick by the Packers back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8,338,501 contract when the Packers picked up his fifth-year option.
Clinton-Dix will make a base salary of $5,957,000 for the 2018 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2018, Clinton-Dix has appeared in five games for the Packers and recorded 20 tackles, one sack, three interceptions and three pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.