ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have hired Christian Parker to be Defensive Backs Coach, the team announced Monday.
Parker, an eight-year coaching veteran with two years of NFL coaching experience, spent 2019 and 2020 with the Green Bay Packers as their defensive quality control coach.
According to the Packers’ website, Parker's role was to work alongside their defensive coordinator "with a focus on coaching the secondary in addition to breaking down opponent game film and analyzing their offensive tendencies, developing the playbook, compiling team and player reports and coordinating the opponent scout team."
In 2019, the Packers finished in the top 10 in points allowed, interceptions, total takeaways and opponent passer rating. This past season, Green Bay finished in the league's top 10 in passing yards allowed per game, total yards allowed per game, red-zone defense and goal-to-go defense.
Prior to breaking into the NFL coaching ranks, Parker spent six years at the collegiate level with Texas A&M (2018), William & Mary (spring, 2017), Notre Dame (2017 season), Norfolk State (2015-16) and Virginia State (2013-14). Primarily, he coached or helped coach defensive backs at each of those schools.
At Texas A&M, Parker served as a defensive analyst, but he also worked with the secondary. Prior to that, at William & Mary, he spent the spring as their cornerbacks coach before becoming a defensive analyst for Notre Dame for the season. During his two seasons with Norfolk State, Parker was a safeties coach (2015) and defensive backs coach (2016), and he assisted with recruiting. At Virginia State, Parker began his coaching career as the team's cornerbacks coach before becoming secondary coach for the following season.
Before beginning his coaching career, Parker was a wide receiver and cornerback at the University of Richmond, where he played on two Colonial Athletic Association championship teams (2009, '12).