Since his arrival in the league in 2021, Micah Parsons has quickly emerged as one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league and was even a legitimate candidate to be the NFL’s defensive MVP this past season. But it sounds like he’ll be shifting his focus a little bit this upcoming season.
Even though Micah Parsons is one of the best in the league at getting to the quarterback, he is not all that worried about what his sack numbers look like this upcoming season. Instead, he’s worried about his general impact on the game.
“I’m kinda off the sack wave. I’m onto the impact wave,” Parsons said according Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “You see Aaron Donald. He can have 12 sacks, but the impact he makes is so dominant. You can tell. I really just want to be dominant. And then you see guys who have 16-17 sacks, but they’re not considered a guy. I want to be a guy, not one of the guys. You feel me? . . . I’m not chasing for something. I’m trying to achieve and be greater than someone who is chasing.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how this change in mentality affects his game going forward.