Darius Leonard is using a fan’s take to stay motivated during offseason
Indianapolis Colts linebacker, Darius Leonard, hears all the noise about him and the team and turns it into offseason motivation.
Darius Leonard doesn’t need much to be motivated to achieve greatness. Since he joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, he’s been one of the best linebackers in the NFL.
Leonard has been selected to three All-Pro First-Teams and also three Pro Bowls. He has led Indy’s defense in becoming one of the best in the league and helped the Colts consistently win games.
However, Leonard will be the first to tell you that he and Indianapolis remain overlooked and don’t get the respect they deserve throughout the league. After the recent tweet of a fan, Leonard may now have even more motivation.
A Dallas Cowboys fan, and self-proclaimed “Micah Parsons enthusiast,” tweeted a side-by-side picture of Parsons and Leonard with the caption, “I think as a community we can all agree that Micah Parsons is better than Darius Leonard.”
While this is commonplace in the sports section of social media, Leonard came across the post and gave it a like.
Darius Leonard likes post comparing him and Micah Parsons
Liking something on Twitter doesn’t mean that a person agrees with the post; Leonard likely doesn’t believe that Micah Parsons is better. Oftentimes, a like could just be used used to acknowledge the post and let others know that you noticed it.
It’s safe to assume that’s what Darius Leonard is doing here, and knowing The Maniac’s history, he’ll use posts like these as fuel to continue proving himself as an elite linebacker.
Leonard didn’t offer any words on the post or dispute the argument, there were plenty of NFL and Colts fans that took care of that. Instead, Leonard just liked one of the many comments that compared his rookie season to Parsons’, highlighting that Leonard was also an impressive Defensive Rookie of the Year.
With a league as talented as the NFL, it’s hard to come to a consensus on who the best player is at a given position. Rarely are there definitive answers like Aaron Donald.
Some may argue that Parsons is better because of his versatility as an inside linebacker and an edge rusher. Others may feel that Leonard has the edge because of his ability to force turnovers.
The only certain thing in this situation is that Darius Leonard will use the debate as fuel to become an even better linebacker and lead the Colts to new heights.