Will Parks is from Olney and went to Germantown High School in Philadelphia.
Now, entering his fifth NFL season, he gets to come home and play for the city he grew up in.
"They definitely had a home town advantage," Parks told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Monday when asked if the Eagles had an advantage over other teams in recruiting him as a free-agent.
"More than just the city itself, the opportunity here it couldn't be more perfect. With the (locker) room and the position they have me playing and obviously playing here in front of these great Eagles fans. I grew up watching the Eagles, I know exactly how they are. When you're doing good, you're doing good. When you're bad, they'll let you know. So I'm definitely all for that, all for that criticism man. But I'm excited. It's a whole lot of things that went into the decision, but I'm definitely excited to be back here and playing football."
Parks, 25, was a sixth-round pick of the Broncos in 2016. Parks started in just 15 of his 62 NFL games in Denver, but made the most of his snaps tallying four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one sack, 13 pass deflections, and 149 combined tackles.
Now, he'll have the responsibility of helping pick up the slack for Eagles legend Malcolm Jenkins, who signed with the New Orleans Saints in free-agency. Parks says he wants to be used on the field the way Jenkins was.
"That's how I want to be used, as far as being all over, not being a sitting duck," Parks said of his role on the Eagles. "I feel as thought nowadays in the league, if you a sitting duck, somebody is eventually going to take a shot at you. I want to be all over the field, whether it's corner, whether it's safety, whether it's nickle, whether it's backer, whether it's in A gap, whether it's plugging a few three hundred pound lineman, I'm all for anything to help the team win. That's what I'm here for."
You can listen to the full interview below.