Chris Long is the latest to hop on the Micah Parsons to the Eagles bandwagon
While he’ll never publicly admit it, everyone is well aware that Cowboys pass rusher Micah Parsons secretly wants to be a Philadelphia Eagle. From his multiple appearances at Philadelphia sporting events, to the fact that he’s from the area, we cannot deny this as a fact any longer. He even wished the Eagles good luck in Super Bowl 57, Tweeting at Lane Johnson, “Win the Super Bowl for the NFC East.”
When Micah Parsons inevitably tests the free agent market in 2024 or 2025, we all know Philadelphia will be the top of his wish list. Former Eagles defensive end Chris Long sees it the same way. On the most recent episode of his “Green Light” podcast, Long had a strong message for Dallas’ prized possession.
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“Hey Micah,” Long says. “Philly is the best city in the world to play in, and I wasn’t even that good. Imagine if you’re Micah Parsons in the city of Philadelphia. Dude. Come to Philly. Did you feel that feeling when you stepped into the Wells Fargo Center? Did you feel that? You don’t feel that in Dallas.”
Long is referring to the Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 4 between the Celtics and Sixers, when Parsons sat courtside in a Tyrese Maxey jersey to cheer on his favorite team.
There are plenty of players in the sports world who cheer for teams outside of the city they play in. Mike Trout is a perfect example. And if he didn’t receive one of the richest contracts in MLB history from Los Angeles a few years back, he’d already he in red pinstripes.
Dallas may be able to offer Parsons any amount of money he wants, but he knows damn well his career won’t reach its full potential in Dallas. He’ll never win anything of substance there outside of personal awards. And arguably above all else, he’ll be revered in his home state for his entire life. That just won’t happen if he remains in Dallas.
Come on home, Micah. There’s plenty of room in Philly’s pass rushing rotation for your talents.