Jack Conklin is a professional American football player in the National Football League. As of the 2022 season, he plays for the Cleveland Browns. He also used to play for the Tennessee Titans. Conklin has been named to the First-team All-Pro team twice in his career. Prior to joining the NFL, he played collegiate football for Michigan State University.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Jonathan Jackson Conklin was born on August 17, 1994, in Plainwell, Michigan. His parents are Jennifer Jackson and Darren Conklin. An offensive tackle, he stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 140 kg.
He attended Plainwell High School in his hometown of Plainwell, Michigan where his father was head coach. He later committed to play for Michigan State University. In his freshman year, he started in 13 of the 14 games.
He was projected to be a top draft pick going into the 2016 NFL Draft. Eventually, he was chosen by the Tennessee Titans in the first round as the 6th overall pick. They signed him to a four-year contract in May 2016. In his rookie year, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. In the same year, he was also named to the First-team All-Pro.
By the 2017 season, he and Taylor Lewan were the starting offensive tackles for the team. In January 2018, he tore his ACL and had to have surgery to repair it. He had to miss the first few games of the 2018 season while he was in recovery. In 2019, the Titans exercised their fifth-year option on his contract.
In March 2020, he went on to sign a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. It was worth a reported $42 million. In November 2021, he had an elbow injury and was placed on injured reserve. A right-knee injury a few weeks later turned out to be a torn patellar tendon. He was placed back on injured reserve while he recovered.
- 2016, 2020 - First-team All-Pro
- 2016 - PFWA All-Rookie Team