A two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle, Tristan Wirfs, has recently showered Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons with high praise, emphasizing his exceptional speed and dubbing him as a real threat. Wirfs, who accomplished a lot with the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spoke highly of Parsons during his appearance on the Vikes Verified podcast.
While Wirfs did not provide a specific ranking, he mentioned that Parsons is among the toughest pass-rushers in the league, possibly even in the top two. This accolade is particularly significant considering the competition, which includes renowned players such as Von Miller, Cam Jordan, Myles Garrett, and Khalil Mack.
Parsons previously showcased his skills against Wirfs' Buccaneers during last season's opener, recording an impressive performance with seven tackles and two sacks. Despite only having two seasons under his belt, the 24-year-old has already established himself as a rising star in the NFL. His remarkable rookie season, which featured 13 sacks, was followed by an equally impressive sophomore campaign with 13.5 sacks. Additionally, Parsons has earned the distinction of being selected for the Pro Bowl twice, a testament to his incredible talent.
While the two talented athletes may not face each other in the upcoming season unless they meet in the playoffs, they are undoubtedly destined for future showdowns. Wirfs aptly described Parsons as "fast as a mug" and acknowledged the challenge he poses on the field.
Through his first two seasons, Parsons has accumulated an impressive stat line, including 49 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, and 56 quarterback hits. His consistent performance and ambition to become the best player in the league solidify his status as a Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
As Parsons enters his third season, his versatility and unwavering determination will undoubtedly propel him to new heights. With his sights set on becoming one of the best defenders in the NFL, Micah Parsons is on a path to go down in Dallas Cowboys history, and if he keeps it up, NFL history.