Lamar Jackson on pace to break Michael Vick’s QB rushing record

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In 2006, Michael Vick ran for 1,039 yards, the all-time record for rushing yards by a quarterback and the only 1,000-yard rushing season for a quarterback in NFL history. At the time, Vick looked like a once-in-a-lifetime runner as a quarterback. But it might have only been once in a generation.

Lamar Jackson represents the next generation of running quarterbacks, and he’s on pace to break Vick’s record.

Through six games this season, Jackson has 460 rushing yards. That puts him on pace to finish the season with 1,227 rushing yards, which would smash Vick’s record.

Jackson ran for 556 yards in the seven games he started as a rookie last season, meaning through 13 career starts he already has 1,016 rushing yards.

The biggest concern for a quarterback who runs as much as Jackson is whether he can stay healthy. If he does, he’s poised to have the best running season a quarterback has ever had. And perhaps, if he can stay healthy for years, to have the best career rushing numbers for any quarterback ever.

7 responses to “Lamar Jackson on pace to break Michael Vick’s QB rushing record

  1. People seem to forget that Lamar Jackson ran for more yards in each of his final two seasons at Louisville than Saquon Barkley ever did at Penn State. He’s a really great runner, but the big question is if he’ll ever be as good of a passer.

  2. Only a matter of time before he takes one to the knee. This is not a sustainable offense to run full time in the nfl. Cam newton is a physical freak and it was amazing to see him last as long as he did. Jackson is nowhere near the physical specimen Newton is.

  3. He seems to run with awareness. Although a couple of those runs yesterday were a bit reckless. I hope he stays healthy, he is so much fun to watch.

  4. I wonder if the NFL will really turn into a QB disposable league. You know just keep running the QB’s knowing that era of Brees Brady Big Ben and Rivers is gone. You know just keep a QB on a rookie contract, if he is really good and appears healthy keep him if not move on. The just figure 8-10 year then done. Example Can Newton

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