Micah Parsons’ absurd pass rush win rate puts start to 2022 season in perspective
Micah Parsons has become the premier linebacker in the NFL. Parsons has become the face of the Dallas Cowboys and many have compared the former Penn State linebacker to another NFL great, Lawerence Taylor.
Now, some may think that it might be too early for the current Rookie of the Year to be compared to an NFL Hall of Famer, but if you look at the stats, you’d understand why many people feel that way.
According to ESPN’s Seth Walder, Micah Parsons is just the fifth player to record back-to-back games with a pass rush win rate of 50% or higher. The other four: Von Miller, Dwight Freeney, Robert Quinn, Melvin Ingram. (The win rate stat was officially introduced in 2017.)
Micah Parsons is just the fifth player to record back-to-back games with a pass rush win rate of 50% or higher.
The other four: Von Miller, Dwight Freeney, Robert Quinn, Melvin Ingram.
Pass rush win rate began in 2017.
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) September 20, 2022
Add to those numbers, Parsons had 2 more sacks in the Cowboys’ win against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is on a pace to have another huge year for the Cowboys and they going to need him and the defense to step up, especially since Dallas is missing quarterback Dak Prescott due to a thumb injury.
If Parsons keeps up this play, there may be talks of him winning the NFL MVP Award. Taylor won the NFL MVP Award as a defender back in 1986.