Broncos defensive backs who need to step up in the final four games

De'Vante Bausby, CB #41 for the Denver Broncos Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Denver Broncos, Will Parks
Will parks, DB #34 for the Denver Broncos (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Will Parks

The Denver Broncos’ decision to bring Will Parks back after he was let go by the Philadelphia Eagles has a chance to be much more than just a sentimental move.

By the end of the 2019 season, Parks had made the move from the safety position to the nickel and dime defensive back position on a full-time basis. He did some really good work from the nickel, and that is likely where we will see him early on in his return to the Broncos.

Parks left the Broncos this offseason looking for a chance to start, and the Philadelphia Eagles seemed to bring a pretty good chance for him to do that on paper. Injury limited Parks to just six games with Philadelphia including three starts.

In his four seasons with the Denver Broncos, Parks had one interception every single year. Not to mention, he made a lot of big plays besides. Parks had seemingly found a really nice niche for Denver as a nickel defensive back and did a tremendous job in his most recent game with the Broncos, a week 17 win over the Oakland Raiders to close out the 2019 season.

In that game, Parks was tasked with sticking near tight end Darren Waller. He made a huge pass breakup to close out the game for the Broncos against Waller.

Parks will be a familiar face, but he will be wearing a new jersey number. Essang Bassey took Parks’ number 34 so Philly Will will be wearing Steve Atwater’s no. 27.

Could he parlay this opportunity into a new contract with the Broncos? There is no doubt that Parks fits in great with the rest of the Denver Broncos’ locker room, so hopefully, he will play well in this final stretch and keep his roster spot for 2021.