Denver Broncos: Ranking each of team’s pending unrestricted free agents
8. Will Parks, Safety
Will Parks left the Broncos this offseason to sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. But he quickly floundered there, being cut before the season was even complete.
The Broncos swooped in and grabbed their former sixth-round pick off of waivers. In just four games with the team, he was on the field for 200 defensive snaps and was able to get one quarterback sack after leaving Philly.
Parks is a player the Broncos’ organization has always liked and found ways to include on defense, particularly in sub packages, where he has found success. In his career with the team, he has 167 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks.
Whether or not he will be back in orange and blue remains to be seen, but whether or not the team actually needs him is a better question.
His fellow safety and long-time teammate Justin Simmons is also scheduled to hit free agency and the team has a club option on Jackson. There isn’t great depth behind those two players, so signing Parks to a one-year deal makes plenty of sense.
Because of how bad his venture out to Philadelphia went, Parks would likely be inclined to stay if there was an offer on the table.