Micah Parsons blew the entire league away with his exceptional display of performance that led him to be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. Parsons led the league in sacks (13) which is an excellent feat in itself but the respect for the 23-year-old increased ten-fold when he revealed that he played the entire season with a busted knee.
If he can lead the NFL with an injured knee, then just imagine the kind of havoc he can wreak at his 100 percent. The Dallas Cowboys struck gold with Parsons but the rest of the team hasn’t been earning their keep. After a rollercoaster regular season, the Cowboys did manage to book a seat in the playoff but were booted out by the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card game itself.
Micah Parson has never had an INT during his two years at Penn State and at Dallas
Micah Parsons was visibly dejected by his team not making t further into the playoffs. But since then he has promised that the Cowboys will bounce back harder the next season and show why they are called America’s Team. Another absolute beast Dallas managed to get their hands on was Trevon Diggs.
Diggs, 23, dominated the league in interceptions and was a waking nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. The star cornerback finished the 2021 season with 11 interceptions, the most anyone ever has in the league since 1981. Both the young bulls have vowed to make the Cowboys what they once were during the Troy Aikman era.
After a dream come true season, Micah Parson said he’s coming after his teammate, Trevon Diggs’ record next. “I told (Diggs) I might lead the team in picks this year,” Parsons said. “We don’t (have) money on it, but I’ve been really practicing my hands this year to get my hands on a couple picks this year.” While Parsons is capable of matching toe-to-toe with Diggs, the Penn State alum has never had an INT in his entire football career.
Still, Parsons is confident that he can match Trevon Diggs in the 2022 season. “I don’t feel like I need to reach anyone’s expectations but my own. If I can live with it, I can deal with it,” Parsons said of the road ahead. “I’m going to just go out there and play my game. I don’t want to go out there and chase anyone’s story, I just got to do my thing, and that’s what got me here and that’s what I’m gonna keep doing.” It’ll be fun to watch whether Parson is capable of beating Diggs at his own game or not!