For Jets DB Will Parks, beating Broncos felt personal. “They didn’t offer me nothing. Nothing.”


The Broncos told Will Parks that it was about business. That he was a business decision, a business casualty. Which is why, for him, Sunday felt all kinds of personal.

“I feel so good, for a lot of reasons,” Parks said after his New York Jets topped the Broncos 16-9 at Empower Field, sending his old team to London on a four-game losing skid.

“I was here (in Denver) twice. They (the Broncos) didn’t offer me (anything). I felt like I did a lot of dirty work for these guys.”

A sixth-round draft pick in 2016 by former general manager John Elway, Parks captained the Jets in Week 7, playing primarily on special teams. And even though he hasn’t been back since December 2020, the former Broncos safety still calls it like he sees it. And the view from 5-2, he won’t lie, looks pretty darn great.

“I love the program. (Denver) fans are amazing, amazing people. But it is what it is. It’s business,” Parks continued. “There’s no place where I got so much love (from a) fan base. So much. My brothers (on the Broncos roster) are still here, playing football …”

Speaking of business, the whispers have started that the Broncos might be trading some of those brothers. Maybe even pass-rusher Bradley Chubb.

“It’s tough,” Parks countered. “Chubb is a star player. A star player. Pretty sure Broncos Country, the fans, (would) be sick if he went. You already lost Von (Milller). And you got Chubb, he was Von’s wing man. They go hand-in-hand. And now you talk about possibly trading Chubb? It’s just part of the business, but as a fan base, I would be a little bit like, ‘What are we doing?’

“But those guys are pros up there, upstairs. They’ll figure it out. But in the meantime, I’m a New York Jet who just beat the Denver Broncos, where I used to play. I’m super-excited.”

He feels for Chubb. He feels worse for his old secondary running mate Justin Simmons, who keeps grinding away, even as the pieces change around him but the results stay the same.

“Hard working player,” Parks said. “We always were — (in) ‘16, 17, 18, 19 — a top-10 defense. You’re going to tell me we can’t make the playoffs one time?


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