Peter King calls Player of the Week Micah Parsons ‘must-see TV’ like Patrick Mahomes
The Dallas Cowboys’ defense is a force of nature. For the first time since 1972, this team has allowed less than 20 points in each of their first five matchups. While there are several great players on this squad, there is one who continues to stand out: Micah Parsons.
The first-ever unanimous Defensive Rookie of the Year has not slowed down at all in his second season. Despite illness, soreness, injuries, and every other form of adversity, Parsons has stayed on the field and messed things up for opponents. He even earned himself the title of NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Rams.
Currently, Parsons is the only player to lead the league in the top 3 in terms of sacks, QB hits, and tackles for loss. In Week 5, Pro Football Focus gave him a 91.4 pass-rushing grade while he added two sacks to his total giving him 19 sacks in just 21 games.
Every single opposing coach the Cowboys have faced has made a point to say they know they need to individually game plan for the 23-year-old.
The competitor in him is relentless and people outside of head coaches have taken notice.
The Cowboys linebacker was all over Peter King’s Week 5 version of his column “Football Morning in America.”
Peter King names Cowboys’ Micah Parsons a Defensive Player of the Week and calls him “must-see TV” like Patrick Mahomes
For starters, King named Parsons one of four defensive players of the week. The others were Sauce Garner, Stephon Gilmore, and Cameron Dantzler. Here’s why King chose the Cowboy:
"Eleven teams passed on Parsons in the 2021 draft. As of today, there’s not a bust among the first 11. But just seeing Parsons playing hurt Sunday in the Dallas win over the Rams and still getting nine pressures, prompting two penalties, and making the game-clinching strip-sack of Matthew Stafford late in the fourth quarter, I’d bet every one of those teams, even the three that picked quarterbacks, have to be having second thoughts. Daily."
After that, Parsons was part of King’s “top 10 quotes of the week from around the league.” We have mentioned many times that we think the linebacker should moonlight as a motivational speaker. His post-game interviews always have great quotes.
On Sunday, the 23-year-old spoke with Tom Rinaldi about how he was able to play through injury. Parsons replied, “I just can’t be denied. I’m going to push through anything.” That’s exactly what he did.
However, despite all of those great compliments, perhaps the most exciting part of the column was a comparison King made in his “10 things I think I think” segment. At No. 2, King said:
"I think Micah Parsons is must-see TV in nearly the same way Patrick Mahomes is."
That’s quite the praise. Patrick Mahomes has a way of doing things as a quarterback that seem impossible or make you rewind the television. Parsons is the same way. He can be held (without getting a flag thrown), he can get injured, he can be sick, and the linebacker will still be the best player on the field. Not only is he a frontrunner to win Defensive Player of the Year, but if he keeps this up, he should be considered for MVP.