The NY Jets reportedly re-signed fan favorite safety Will Parks on Monday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Parks appeared in 14 games for the Jets in 2022, starting three, and playing an important role on special teams.
The former Denver Broncos sixth-round pick was originally claimed off waivers by the Jets in December of 2021. Parks would go on to start two of the final three games of the 2021 season due to a slew of injuries at the safety position.
Although Parks didn't survive final roster cuts this past summer, he was soon re-signed to the practice squad and bounced around between there and the active roster this season.
Parks is a highly-respected locker room leader and one of the most beloved players on the roster. He'll compete for a roster spot again this summer.
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Jets players named to PFWA All-NFL Team
The Jets have received quite a few post-season honors over the last few weeks, and the accolades kept coming on Monday as three Jets players were named to the 2022 PFWA All-NFL team by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Cornerback Sauce Gardner and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams were both named to the All-NFL team while Justin Hardee made the All-AFC team as a special teamer.
Gardner and Williams both received Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors from the Associated Press and they could add yet another honor to their growing list of accomplishments following their standout 2022 seasons.
Hardee was named to the NFLPA All-Pro team this season and is widely considered to be one of the best special teamers in football. The Jets showed out for award season this year.
Should the Jets re-sign Bryce Huff?
The Jets will have a decision to make on a number of free agents this offseason, but one decision that should be relatively easy is the one regarding defensive end Bryce Huff.
SNY posted an article on Monday asking if the Jets should re-sign Huff, who is set to be a restricted free agent, this offseason. The answer should be a resounding yes without any hesitation.
Huff finished first among all edge rushers in pressure rate and pass-rush win rate as he was statistically the most efficient pass rusher in the NFL this season.
As a restricted free agent, the Jets will be able to bring him back for relatively cheap. Not only should he be re-signed, but Huff should also take on a much larger role in 2023. He's earned it.