Cowboys LB Micah Parsons gets real on beating Tyreek Hill in NFL’s Fastest Man race
The NFL hosted their Pro Bowl Skill Challenge competitions Thursday night. Among them was the “NFL’s Fastest Man” race. Surprisingly, Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons took home the honors. In doing so, he defeated the player most people consider the fastest man in the sport, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Afterwards, Parsons talked about his true feelings on winning the event, as reported by NBC Sports’ Michael David Smith.
“I know he isn’t coming out here and playing his best. He just played a couple days ago. He’s the fastest man in the league. I’m just happy to be somewhere in the middle. I do want a Madden 95 speed, though,” Parsons said. He acknowledged that Hill is the fastest man in the league.
The race featured Parsons, Hill, Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs. Hill stumbled a bit out of the blocks and did not appear to be giving it his all.
Parsons is coming off a record-shattering season for a rookie linebacker. He finished the year with 84 tackles, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles. His consistent play at such a high level drew praise of the highest order. Many people began comparing him to Lawrence Taylor.
Parsons put those comparisons to bed himself, putting smiles across Cowboys fans faces everywhere. “I still have a long way to go. He had 142 sacks… so let’s just chill and keep enjoying the work I gotta keep putting in to get there,” he said.
Individual skill and execution is there. Team success is the next step.