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Free agent profile: Safety Will Parks

Parks left once before and eventually returned to to the Broncos. It makes sense to stay with what’s comfortable.

Will Parks left and returned.

The Denver Broncos safety signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason. Then in early December, Parks was released and soon returned to Denver.

He’s now set to become a free agent again.

Will he return to the Broncos?

Player Profile

Height: 6-1
Weight: 194 pounds
Age: 26 years old
Experience: 5 seasons

Why it makes sense

The chemistry that Parks has with fellow safety Justin Simmons is special.

They know each other and they know to play off each other to get the best out of each other.

There’s also a chance new Broncos general manager George Paton could move on from safety Kareem Jackson. If that happens, Denver needs safety depth.

Parks knows Vic Fangio and his defense.

He knows the Broncos, thus the expectations.

Why it doesn’t make sense

Fangio may want to go a different direction at the safety position.

This will depend on who is available in free agency, but Fangio had most of the month of December to get an idea of the value Parks could bring. Fangio may feel it’s not a good fit.

And while Jackson could become a salary cap casualty, Paton could also decide to keep him. In that situation, Parks may want to move on himself.

Of course, Parks may want to do that anyway. Test the market, see who makes the best offer and if it’s a good fit for his style of play. Parks could then return to Paton and the Broncos and see if they would match (or come close) to the offer has on the table.

Final Thoughts

Parks knows the Broncos.

He knows Fangio and this defense.

Parks also makes a great tandem with Simmons. Even if Jackson returns, it makes sense to get Parks back. Denver needs depth at safety and this is a good move. If Paton and the Broncos go safety in the NFL Draft, Parks is there to help take the pressure off the rookie.

Parks left once before and eventually returned to Denver.

It makes sense to just stay with what’s comfortable.


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