We all know that Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons is an absolutely amazing athlete. But he isn’t just one of the most unique and versatile linebackers football has seen. He excels at almost everything he does. This summer he has been seen hitting homers in charity baseball games, juking teammates in pick-up basketball, getting strikes at bowling alleys, and much more.
While most of his teammates are off traveling the world and enjoying their time off before training camp, Parsons has been keeping his athleticism and competitive drive going. On Thursday, a video emerged of him doing a 40-yard dash against several defensive backs at a Pro Week held by football agent David Mulgheta.
We already know Micah Parsons is fast. He ran a 4.39-second 40-yard time at his NFL Combine despite his large frame. The Cowboys LB also beat Tyreek Hill and Nick Chubb in this year’s Fastest Man race at the Pro Bowl Skills Competition. But some people discredited Parsons’ win saying that Hill wasn’t trying his hardest.
The same can’t be said for the guys he lined up against on Thursday.
Parsons was incredibly quick off the line and absolutely dominated names like Isaiah Simmons (LB, 8th overall pick from Clemson in 2020 NFL Draft), Andre Cisco (a defensive back for the Jaguars) and Casey Hayward (a defensive back for the Falcons).
The video below has another angle and all of the smack talk from after the race. After schooling the other guys, you see Parsons yelling, “c’mon bruh!,” followed by some expletives, and then followed by “fastest linebacker in the league!”
Is he wrong?
Watch Cowboys LB Micah Parsons juke Chad Ochocino Johnson during a photoshoot
His resume from the 2021 football season is enough to know that Parsons is one of a kind. But the fact that the 23-year-old is spending his entire offseason showing off his prowess against fellow pros says a lot about his drive and determination.
Just hours after the video of Parsons outrunning players at Mulgheta’s event, the linebacker posted another impressive video to his Instagram stories. Followers got to see Parsons line up against Pro Bowler Chad Ochocinco Johnson during a photoshoot the two were working on.
Yes, we know that Ochocinco is 44 years old, but he was still widely known as one of the fastest wide receivers in football and is still in great shape. For a linebacker to “break his ankles” like this in one smooth move is pretty remarkable.
For the umpteenth time, we find ourselves asking, “what can’t Micah Parsons do?” The anticipation of getting to see him wreak havoc on offenses this upcoming season is reaching an all-time high.