Titans vs. Broncos: 3 key matchups for Tennessee
By John Lowell
3. Cody Parkey vs. Himself
In case you missed it, the Titans have signed former Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey to replace kicker Cairo Santos. After leaving 12 points on the field in Week 5 versus the Buffalo Bills, the Titans had to make a move. They swung for the fences.
Forever remembered as “double-doink,” Parkey has some critics to silence, and more importantly, some inner-demons to overcome. It’s interesting, Parkey’s career mark of 83.9 percent of field goals made actually ranks 20th all-time, per Pro Football Reference.
Parkey was once a Pro-Bowler and had a promising career on the horizon. He’s bounced around from team to team, but he never struggled as he did in Chicago. But let’s be honest, Chicago is the windy city; how many kickers are dying for that job?
It’s now or never for Parkey, as the Titans are offering him a second chance most teams wouldn’t. And until kicker Ryan Succop returns, he has an opportunity to revitalize his career as a Titan. For now, it’s one week at a time, and if he can overcome the crowd noise in Denver, Parkey could come up big — a field goal might decide this game.