Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons has accomplished a lot in his two years in the league: 2X All-Pro, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and 2X Pro-Bowler. He also turned himself into one of the premier outside linebackers in the NFL.
Despite those accomplishments, Parsons has already laid the groundwork for what he wants to do post-football.
Micah Parsons Wants To Disappear To Africa Post-Football
In an interview with GQ Magazine, Parsons, when asked what place he would like to visit that he hasn’t yet, expressed his affinity for Africa.
“Africa. I’ve been telling my friends that one day I’m going to disappear and you’ll see me in Africa. I’m big on disappearing. I just want to experience the culture the best I can, really. Don’t think about it, just wake up and say, this is what I’m going to do today.”
It’s an interesting perspective from Micah Parsons because he plays a position that isn’t cut out to play in your mid-30s to early 40s. Lawrence Taylor retired at 34, Demarcus Ware was 34, and Clay Matthews III retired at 33. Outside linebackers who make their living off rushing the quarterback have a shelf life of playing until their mid-30s. Pass rushers say that when they can’t hit that third or fourth gear anymore, they know it’s over.
Micah Parsons will have a Hall-of-Fame career because he’s that special and playing for the Dallas Cowboys. He will never be considered underrated as long as Jerry Jones is the owner.
Parsons also has aspirations to be one of the greatest Hall of Famers ever (VIA ESPN’s Todd Archer)
“When you talk about great careers [when] you talk about the Hall of Fame like I don’t think I just want to make the Hall of Fame. I just want to be known as one of the greatest Hall of Famers,” Parsons said. There’s categories to everything. There’s good. There’s great and there’s like perfect… When you talk about me, I don’t want to be just mentioned in the Hall of Fame. Yeah, that’s a great accolade, but I want to be one of the greatest in the Hall of Fame.”
Let’s hope that before his career is over, the Dallas Cowboys can have great team success.