Micah Parsons eyeing NFL sack record in 2022

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How do you follow up being the NFL’s most dominant defensive rookie? By going for the NFL’s single-season sack record.

Former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is entering his second season in the NFL, and he has already proven his value in the league after being named the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year by a unanimous vote. But that is just the beginning, according to Parsons. Discussing his plans and goals for the upcoming season while also helping to promote Madden NFL 23, Parsons set the bar high for his sack total in 2022.

15’s like the minimum. 15’s what I wanna hit,” Parsons said when discussing with CBS Sports his specific stat goals for the 2022 season with the Dallas Cowboys. “But definitely 23 is that goal, to break the record.”

The current record for most sacks in a single season is 22.5, which is shared by former New York Giants star Michael Strahan and last year’s defensive player of the year T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Parsons will have some work to do to make a push for the NFL record, but the minimum he is shooting for seems very attainable.

Parsons had 13.5 sacks last season in 16 games played. Given his abilities, it would probably be wise to bet on Parsons improving his sack total in 2022.

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