Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons may be focused on his team and getting wins, but he’s always willing to point out greatness when he sees it, whether that’s with his teammates or with other players.
Even though he is only in his second year in the game, Parsons has already been compared to some of the greatest defenders of all time, like Lawrence Taylor.
While other defensive giants like Myles Garrett and Aaron Donald are believed to be Hall of Fame-bound, it seems like Parsons is as well given how unique and athletic he is as a versatile defender.
Even though Parsons gets a lot of the spotlight, he always remains humble. The Lion recently took time on his Twitter account to point out another future Hall of Famer. Randomly on a Tuesday morning, the Cowboys linebacker tweeted that people don’t realize the value that Von Miller has in this league.
Some may have questioned whether the 33-year-old deserved a six-year, $120 million contract at his age, but the 23-year-old clearly doesn’t agree.
Devin White compliments Micah Parsons after the Cowboys LB tweeted praise for Von Miller
Parsons’ tweet sparked a response of support from another star in the NFL community.
Less than twenty minutes later, Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devin White retweeted Parsons’ tweet and complimented the young star for his pass-rushing ability.
This means a lot coming from White given he’s had a stellar career and was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 10. It’s nice to see defenders recognizing each other’s greatness.
For what it’s worth, Miller and Parsons do have a lot of similarities from the early stages of their careers.
Both were named Defensive Rookie of the Year. Both made All-Pro within their first two seasons. In 25 games in the NFL, Parsons has 21 sacks and Miller had 24.5.
Given how the “lion-backer” has started, it’s clear that he’s earned the respect of the fraternity of defensive superstars in the NFL. The hope is that we also see him dominating the football field for another 10+ years.