Micah Parsons is an unstoppable defensive player but he could now be an unstoppable offensive player, as well.
The two-time All-Pro pass rusher is off to a historic start, tallying three sacks, a forced fumble and four tackles for a loss in the first two games of the seasons. He’s been the anchor for what looks like a dominant Dallas defense that has allowed just 10 points int wo games. Parsons is far and away the favorite to win Defensive Player of the Year but at his current pace, he could win MVP too.
In an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of “The Pat McAfee Show,” Parsons revealed that he has taken reps at tight end in recent practices to help with scouting.
“Big Mike [McCarthy] actually let me get a couple scout team reps at tight end,” Parsons said. “He might not let y’all know that, I probably shouldn’t have spilled the tea.”
It’s important to note that Parsons was a running back in high school and during the Cowboys’ 30-10 win over the Jets in Week 2, Parsons showed off his ball-carrying skills on a play where he forced a fumble. He recovered the fumble and juked his way to a long touchdown, only to have it called back.
Two-way players in the NFL are extremely rare but we’ve seen it before. Patriots LB Mike Vrabel use to play tight end near the goal line during his playing days.
Don’t rule out an athletic freak like Parsons lining up on offense.