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Jets Sign Playmaking 7-Year NFL Veteran to New Contract

The New York Jets are bringing back a key backup to the fold.

NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero announced on Twitter that Gang Green re-signed veteran defensive back Will Parks on a one-year deal.

Jets re-sign safety Will Parks to one-year deal, per @TomPelisserohttps://t.co/VM2hgiU6YA pic.twitter.com/WgjlX0d7LR

— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 23, 2023

In response to the new contract, Parks took to social media to say, “thank y’all. It’s on like Donkey Kong. Real rap.”

THANK YALL. ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG. REAL RAP. https://t.co/2q68AB1qqT

— William (@PhillyWill11) January 24, 2023

Jets Now Have a Nice Floor at the Safety Spot

The 28-year-old, who will turn 29 ahead of the 2023 season, first joined the Jets in December of 2021. He was claimed off of waivers from the division rival Miami Dolphins who cut ties with him.

During his year and change with the Jets he has floated between the active roster and the practice squad.

All in all, he has appeared in 17 games during his Gang Green tenure and has made five starts during that span.

The safety position has been a volatile one for the Jets over the last few years and the seven-year veteran has provided some nice stability at the position when he has been called upon.

Heading into the 2023 offseason there is a lot of unknown questions regarding the safety position, at least they know they’ll have Parks in the room for next season.

In seven seasons with six different NFL teams, Parks has put up some solid production:

Four interceptions
Over 206 total tackles
14 pass deflections

Revolving Door at Safety Is a Massive Area of Need Heading Into 2023

This past season the Jets starting safety tandem was Lamarcus Joyner and Jordan Whitehead.

Joyner admitted to the media during the summer that there were only two choices for him this past offseason: retiring or coming back to Gang Green.

The veteran had an up-and-down year that featured him at one point being one of the top Pro Bowl vote-getters for his position.

On one hand, he made a lot of plays (three interceptions), but he also gave up a lot of plays on the backend. This past season he finished with a 53.4 coverage grade, per PFF.

He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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