3. Will Parks, DB
Since he was drafted out of Arizona in 2016, Will Parks has become a Denver Broncos fan favorite.
He played the first four seasons of his NFL career in Denver, blossoming from a special teams ace into a key rotational piece on the defense.
There were many fans who felt like Parks deserved at least a multi-year contract with the Broncos following the 2019 season where he emerged down the stretch as the team’s nickel defensive back (due to injuries to other players).
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
The Denver Broncos let Parks walk in free agency, and “Philly” Will ended up signing with his hometown Eagles on a modest one-year contract. When Broncos fans saw the terms of Parks’ deal with the Eagles, many were throwing their hands in the air in frustration wondering why John Elway didn’t offer him something similar.
As fate would have it, Parks was waived by the Eagles midway through the 2020 season, and the Denver Broncos put in a claim to get him back. George Paton’s Minnesota Vikings also put in a claim, for what that’s worth.
A free agent once again, Parks brings tremendous value to special teams and your locker room, and he can play a versatile brand of defensive back as a safety, slot corner, and dime linebacker.