SI exclusive: Micah Parsons explains decision to opt out now

Rob Rang

“Playing the game is what I love to do. I’ve spent countless hours mastering my craft, training with my teammates and preparing with the best coaches in the country to execute at the highest level come game day. Being blessed to play this wonderful game is a passion of mines and I don’t take it for granted. Being in there at the start of preseason training/fall camp felt amazing, but not knowing whether or not we were going to play a full season or at all - due to the virus - was something that gave me my reservations.”