Las Vegas is hosting the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge. Surprise surprise, Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker, edged Tyreek Hill, Stefon diggs and Nick Chubb.
— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2022
Hill, widely considered to be one of the most fast players in the NFL, was not ready when the opening horn sounded. It’s not surprising that Chubb and Diggs lost to Parsons. They are all considered to be among the best at their respective positions in football. Diggs and Hill are the wide receivers for both the Chiefs and Bills, while Hill and Chubb are the Chiefs’ star running backs.
Parsons can now be called the fastest man of the league and is well on his way towards being one the NFL’s top linebackers following his breakout rookie season. Parsons has been named Rookie of Year and is on a number of all-rookie lists. He also holds 2022 Pro Bowl honors.
Parsons was a rookie who appeared in 17 games of the Cowboys regular-season. Jayron Kearse finished second with 84 tackles, 64 solo and 20 assists.
Parsons was sixth in the NFL with 13 sacks, just behind T.J. Watt from Pittsburgh who had 22.5. Parsons also had three passes defended as well as three forced fumbles in 16 games.
Parsons was twice honored with the league’s Rookie Of The Month honors in November and December. This helped the Cowboys climb to the top of the NFC East and become a No. Parsons was the Cowboy who received the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.
The Cowboys had four sacks and ten pressures in December, when they secured a record of 4-0.
Parsons’ season ended in the wildcard round, when he was defeated by the 49ers 23-17. He’s now in Vegas for Pro Bowl, which is exactly where you want it to be if your not part of the Super Bowl.
The rest of the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge can be viewed live on ESPN. After the weeklong celebrations are over, the actual Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET live on ABC and ESPN.