Micah Parsons gets fooled on play-action pass in first NFL action
Micah Parsons is getting his first taste of regular-season action in the NFL, and, like most players, it will probably take a little bit of time to adjust.
After sitting out the 2020 season, Parsons was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 12th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. He quickly earned a starting spot with the defense and is starting off in action against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Unfortunately, Parsons was fooled and turned around on this play-action pass. He bit on the handoff while also plugging the wrong hole if the play had been a designed run.
Brady kept the ball the whole way before dropping back and fitting a clean throw across a wide-open middle of the field for a first down. Parsons should be fine as he continues to grow in the NFL, but hopefully he’ll learn from getting fooled on this play:
Give Micah Parsons a map 😬
— PFF (@PFF) September 10, 2021