Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons has been working toward moving to defensive end full-time in the upcoming season, and the training videos prove it. However, he can stop trying to do that, because his team is not happy with it.
Earlier this offseason, the Cowboys All-Pro linebacker announced plans to switch to defensive end full-time.
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn spoke on Saturday, and one of the big topics was the update given on what role Micah Parsons will fill in 2023.
“He is a pass-rushing linebacker,” Quinn said.
In his first two seasons, Parsons had 26.5 sacks. Just last year, he was credited with 90 total pressures, tied with defensive end Nick Bosa for most in the NFL. It’s not hard to see why they do not want him to change. He’s a force where he is at.
It’s debatable whether Quinn is doing Parsons a favor from a financial perspective or not.
It’s great in terms of the franchise tag, which may be applied to Parsons in a few years if his rookie contract expires before he signs an extension. A linebacker’s 2023 salary under the tag is $20.9 million, while a defensive end’s is $19.7 million.
As for contract extensions, though, things seem to favor pass-rushers over linebackers, based on the top three average annual salaries at each position.
While Quinn and Parsons may not agree on the latter’s job title, the purpose isn’t all that different. Both will be content as long as Parsons continues to tally up sacks.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.