Micah Parsons has had one of the most memorable NFL debuts in recent history.
Parsons was the No. 12 pick and won Defensive Rookie Of The Year honors. He also finished second to T.J. Watt for Defensive Player. Parsons displayed incredible versatility as both a pass-rusher and linebacker, who can tackle and cover.
Per The Athletic’s Jon Machota. Cowboys All Pro guard Zack Martin was praised by his young teammate.
“The guy can do pretty much anything,” Martin said of Parsons. “He’s got the speed to cover, turn the edge on the corner on a tackle, power to bull rush a guard. He’s a special player. He’s one of those guys that you’re glad he’s on your side.”
Zack Martin on Micah Parsons: “The guy can do pretty much anything. He’s got the speed to cover, turn the edge on the corner on a tackle, power to bull rush a guard. He’s a special player. He’s one of those guys that you’re glad he’s on your side.” https://t.co/A4GUdyP3z8
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 2, 2022
Martin isn’t the only one who admires Parsons. Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach, called Parsons a “true player-wrecker” ahead of their Week 1 match.
Parsons is high on expectations for his second season. After “trying to figure myself out” as a rookie, Parsons set high standards.
“This year, I know exactly who I need to be … The best player in the league,” Parsons said. “I’m not talking about the best defensive player. I want to be like, the greatest. That’s the type of mindset I have and the confidence that I have.”
Parsons believes that this means doing everything he can for his team. Parsons said that he doesn’t care about individual stats.
However, he is expected to put together impressive numbers.
Last season, Parsons had 84 tackles and 13 sacks. He also recorded 30 quarterback hits and three forced fumbles. Parsons, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive star, will be the Cowboys’ anchor to a formidable defense that aims to keep their NFC East title.