Micah Parsons is getting off to a great start in his NFL career. As a rookie, the talented Penn State linebacker already has 75 tackles and 27 quarterback hits. He also has 12 sacks.
Parsons’ first season is extraordinary, but there is one NFL coach who believes that fans should be careful not to overhype the team.
Bruce Arians, the Buccaneers’ head coach, commented on Parsons’ comparisons to Lawrence Taylor during a appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.
Arians stated, “He’s starting to have a hell of a career.” “But, when you’re talking to the greatest defensive player in the history this league, slow down.”
"He's started to have a heck of a career. But when you're talking about the best defensive player in the history of this league, slow down a little bit." – Bucs coach Bruce Arians on comparing Micah Parsons to Lawrence Taylor on @dpshow
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) December 14, 2021
Parsons has been compared with a few legends before. Mike McCarthy, Cowboys coach, recently stated that Parsons reminded him of Barry Sanders
He’s so natural, I’m not surprised at all. When he is avoiding blocks, he looks almost like Barry Sanders. They can’t get him,” McCarthy stated.
Arians believes it is too early to name Parsons the next Lawrence Taylor. It’s still fun to imagine the kind of player Parsons could become when he gets older.
NFL fans can catch Parsons’ match against the Giants on Sunday.