Micah Parsons wants to be the one others are compared to


More than a few people have compared versatile Cowboys pass rusher Micah Parsons to Hall of Famer and former NFL MVP Lawrence Taylor. Speaking to Parsons after Sunday’s win over Washington, I asked Parsons for his reaction to the use of his name and Taylor’s name in the same breath.

“I think LT is one of the greatest pass rushers of all time, but I want to be my own person,” Parsons said. “My own man. I want people to be like, ‘You pass rush like Micah.'”

Parsons said he first realized he would thrive in the NFL in training camp. He cites his drive and the chip on his shoulder, and that drawing praise from others who have been in the league helped him build confidence.

Now that he has become so versatile, he has no specific preferences as to where he lines up.

“I think what’s creating so much havoc is because I’m able to line up at those different places,” Parsons said. “Certain scenarios would be better to be on the ground and certain scenarios would be better at linebacker. It’s really just about the opportunity and the team that you’re going against.”

Few teams can stop him rom taking advantage of his opportunities. As a result, he’s become the overwhelming favorite to become the defensive rookie of the year, an award that the league perhaps should name after him. Parsons also became, during Sunday’s game, the co-favorite for defensive player of the year, at +250 with Browns defensive end Myles Garrett.

10 responses to “Micah Parsons wants to be the one others are compared to

  1. Is he having a good year? yes – he is 7th in sacks, as a rookie – and likely is going to be the DROY. But name the award after him? Let’s wait and see how his career develops before we do that. Should we rename the OROY award after previous winners Sam Bradford, Vince Young, or Saquon Barkley?

  2. He’ll put up incredible numbers then once he gets paid it’ll be like every other player once they get paid the numbers are going to drop.

  3. Stop it. LT is probably the best player in NFL history; he is the greatest defensive player in NFL history. Parsons is real good and, of course, the Giants could have picked him. Thx Gettleman.

  4. I love his motor. Parsons is a beast but DPOY is a long shot. Right now, the DPOY is in Pittsburgh and his name is TJ Watt. And he’s missed 2 games and parts of two others. How in the world is Watt NOT a FAVORITE (not co-favorite)?

  5. The great ones are productive and consistent for years. With that being said, the small sample size so far has been very impressive.

  6. petey62 says:
    December 13, 2021 at 10:10 am

    …the DPOY is in Pittsburgh and his name is TJ Watt.

    Sure, The Watt is great. When he plays. Which isn’t much this year.

  7. Mink. Unless you do this in the playoffs, then you are just another Ewwin Donald who disappears when the playoffs happen. You might have gaudy numbers during the regular season, but benchmarks are earned in the post season. To date, you are just a member of the all hype team.

  8. It is a shame that folks on here can’t just appreciate how talented he is and honestly quiet and hardworking. He has been a model player from day one and even as good as he is people still want to be ignorant and talk smack. All he said is his goal is to be the best when you listen. There is not a thing wrong with that and every player should feel that way. I guess we all should settle for average.

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