Lamar Jackson moves into all-time Top 50 in career QB rushing yards

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Monday night was only the 18th career start for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, but he’s already one of the 50 most productive running quarterbacks in NFL history.

Jackson ran for 95 yards on Monday night, which gives him a total of 1,571 career rushing yards. That moved him into 50th place all-time among rushing quarterbacks, ahead of former Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks, according to Pro Football Reference.

With five more games this season, Jackson is on pace to finish this year with 1,274 rushing yards. That would be by far the most in NFL history for a quarterback, and that would bring his career total to 1,969 rushing yards. That would move him to 31st in NFL history, just behind former Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake.

The NFL’s all-time leading quarterback rusher is Michael Vick, who retired with 6,109 career rushing yards. Jackson will need a few more years to break Vick’s record, but as long as he stays healthy, the 22-year-old Jackson is going to rewrite the record book.

43 responses to “Lamar Jackson moves into all-time Top 50 in career QB rushing yards

  1. This man can ball! I am so amazed by watching him. I’ve never seen anyone like this before. He’s THAT good!

  2. “As long as he stays healthy”. That is the key. Vick didn’t stay healthy enough to run for more than 6,109 yards.

  3. Remember when we all laughed when Harbaugh said they were going to have an offense like no one has ever seen?

    Ohh, and can we stop with the condemnation of everyone who said Jackson couldn’t be an NFL QB? By his own admission, he couldn’t throw a spiral last year. He has clearly put in a lot of work in his passing game.

  4. There’s absolutely no comparison between Jackson and Vick, Vick was a great runner but extremely inaccurate, Jackson is a great runner and passer.

    Big difference.

  5. I didn’t think this kid would be the real deal coming out of college. This kid is unreal, barring any injuries, I think he is a lock for the MVP. ( I can’t see his play falling off that badly over last 6 games)

  6. He’s nothing less than spectacular this season.
    Only time will tell if the spectacle is sustainable.

  7. I have to admit, I was a Jackson skeptic before the season began…especially after that playoff loss to the Chargers. Whoever worked with him during the offseason to coach him up to the point where he could actually throw the football is the undisputed MVP. Hopefully, he can avoid a major injury to his legs before he fully evolves his passing game, which he’s going to need after his days of running are over due to age. Barring injury, though, I must say that this guy sure looks like a guy who can lead the Ravens for years to come.

  8. Please keep telling us how a qb like him won’t last while he is just steamrolling to victories…

  9. Amazing. I hope like hell this guy stays healthy. I watched him for the first time this year last night and I was actually in awe of what he can do. Run like Vick and throw with the best of them. Can’t wait to see the best of Lamar, Mahomes and Watson play out over the next decade plus (hopefully).

  10. “That would be by far the most rushing yards in a season by a QB.”

    Michael Vick had over a 1,000 yards rushing in one season. If LaMar does indeed get to 1,200(Not a for sure) this season it would break Vick’s single season QB rushing record, but I wouldn’t say “by far”.

    We will see if LaMar can last long enough to get over 6 grand of rushing yards for a career like Vick did. I don’t doubt he may, but I wouldn’t count on it.

  11. 2 things. First, if Michael Vick hadn’t been a complete idiot, he would have had a good shot at 10,000 rushing yards. Incredible.

    Second, all the armchair analysts said Lamar Jackson was just a running back. Odd I’ve never seen a RB throw 5 TD’s in only 170 yards. Literally did what he wanted yesterday.

  12. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 26, 2019 at 8:31 am
    Patriots homers will tell you that he won’t last in the league long. Just more salt coming from the Patriots homers who can never be happy.

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    You seem kind of obsessed with the Patriots. Jets fan?

  13. I believe that what Lamar Jackson is doing right now is tremendous. I also believe that adjustments are coming to force him to throw more often. Whether or not it will become a limiting factor remains to be seen. If he raises his ability the throw the ball like the top pocket passers in the league over the next few years, he might just be unstoppable.

  14. Jackson is an incredibly hard worker who spent the off season working on his deficiencies from last year. He is a legitimate threat to throw deep preventing defenses from stacking the box like SD did last year. He still needs to learn how to read defenses better but he’s re-shaping the game in a little over a season of starts. I love watching this guy and I say that as a die hard Pats fan. What’s Joe Flacco up to these days? Is he still elite?

  15. ogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 26, 2019 at 8:31 am
    Patriots homers will tell you that he won’t last in the league long. Just more salt coming from the Patriots homers who can never be happy.

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    Haha. We’re coning up on 20 years of happiness soon. I have no idea how long Lamar will last. Could get hurt tomorrow — injuries happen all the time. If it does happen, I have no doubt Lamar will work his tail off to get better. Point is, careers are long and it’s still too early to make predictions of greatness. Enjoy the moment and stop worrying about what Patriots fans think. We’re in your head.

  16. Flacco had his moments but after the ACL injury there were more WTF moments than moments of greatness. Lamar strings together moments of greatness back to back. For the first time in a long time I don’t dread the offense getting on the field. Rather I look forward to it. Kudos to the club for reinventing themselves, getting the players they needed (Ingram, Thomas, Brown, Bynes, Peters) when they needed them and rejuvenating the fan base and putting the Ravens in the NFL spotlight. Its a good time to be a Ravens fan! GO RAVENS!

  17. He looks so relaxed in the pocket. Even when pressure builds and he’s flushed out, he still scans the field and searches for open receivers WITH EASE. He makes it look easy. Fun to watch this kid, and that Ravens defense is playing lights out too. Dangerous team!

  18. Suddenly everybody’s on board the Jackson train. Last year it was just the opposite here. I was a proponent of playing him over Flacco btw

  19. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 26, 2019 at 7:44 am

    “That would be by far the most rushing yards in a season by a QB.”

    Michael Vick had over a 1,000 yards rushing in one season. If LaMar does indeed get to 1,200(Not a for sure) this season it would break Vick’s single season QB rushing record, but I wouldn’t say “by far”.

    We will see if LaMar can last long enough to get over 6 grand of rushing yards for a career like Vick did. I don’t doubt he may, but I wouldn’t count on it.

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    lol – “By far” is a subjective term, but relatively, 1,200 is 20% more than 1,000. In relation, it would be like someone throwing 60 TDs and the next closest threw 50 TDs. Wouldn’t you say they had by far more TDs?

    Now, before you say TDs and yards are totally, different, 20% is ALWAYS 20%. I think “by far” is applicable here.

    Additionally, I don’t think anyone is doubting that a running QB has a great chance of being injured, however, this season had Foles, Roethlisberger, Stafford, Cam, Flacco, Siemien, and Alex Smith all on injured reserve due to injuries suffered in the pocket. The NFL is just an injury prone league. Nothing is a given. Not stat is “for sure” achievable.

  20. Lamar has been balling. That is for sure. However these running QBs lose their knees/ pile on injuries pretty quickly in the NFL. Look at Vick and “Mr. ‘I’m changing the game one missed game at a time’ Newton”.

  21. 6ringsandarapist says:
    November 26, 2019 at 7:15 am
    Please keep telling us how a qb like him won’t last
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    Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
    It happens to every runner, whether coming from the backfield or the QB slot.
    A QB like him won’t last because the pounding wears everyone down.

  22. 6ringsandarapist says:
    November 26, 2019 at 7:15 am
    Please keep telling us how a qb like him won’t last while he is just steamrolling to victories…

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    It’s still November. Congrats on being #1 in the power rankings! That’s all you’ve “won” so far

  23. Lamar makes it all go and is looking more polished/dangerous from week to week. However, the offensive personnel and the play execution across the board is off the charts. Now move to the defensive side of the ball and you see a secondary with 3 stud corners, all pro safety and a new safety that’s been instrumental in all the game calls. Now the front seven, with many young parts, is a figuring out how to sack/pressure the QB and Wink is calling great defensive games. throw in the best kicker ever and stud punter and you have the best team in the NFL. They will beat the niners by more than a touchdown but more likely they’ll blow them out at M&T.

  24. Just love how people are unrealistic and jump on these bandwagons like a player is a God among men and will remain so for a 20 year career.

    Get real. The Raven’s offense is one injury away from a complete disaster. Truth.

    The reality that bandwagon fans don’t want to hear is that this type of risky QB play catches up to you. Especially with plenty of tape for defensive coordinators to analyze. The coordinators in this league are just too damn good. You can get by them a couple times, then they will find your weakness and own you.

    Every QB like this that has come into the league slows down because their entire offensive scheme relies 100% on their shoulders and them running the ball themselves. Lamar will not last like this and if the Ravens want to truly protect their investment….they need to start doing so and stop running him constantly.

    Yes, they may get to the SB this year. No, he won’t stay healthy for long with their current scheme. It is unrealistic to expect otherwise.

    Enjoy it while it lasts, because it won’t.

  25. The kid is fun to watch, there’s no doubt. As others have raised, it will be interesting to see if the league catches up to him. We have seen unreal first seasons by a few QBs, most notably Patrick Mahomes, and now we are seeing a bit of a dropoff as teams are getting more film on his game (though he’s still having a tremendous year).

    The durability issues will also become a concern. You look at how easily someone like Carson Wentz was knocked out, and how he’s still not 100% back from that. Patrick Mahomes dislocated his kneecap on what seemed like an innocent QB plunge. So you hope that someone like Lamar, who runs the ball and gets hit quite a bit, can avoid those major injuries. Look no further than Robert Griffin, who had a phenomenal first season for Washington, both rushing and passing. He took the one big hit and never really came back from it.

    So I hope he stays healthy and can do this for a long time. What a pack of fun young QBs there are in the league at the moment.

  26. Just love how people are unrealistic and jump on these bandwagons like a player is a God among men and will remain so for a 20 year career.

    Get real. The Raven’s offense is one injury away from a complete disaster. Truth.

    The reality that bandwagon fans don’t want to hear is that this type of risky QB play catches up to you. Especially with plenty of tape for defensive coordinators to analyze. The coordinators in this league are just too damn good. You can get by them a couple times, then they will find your weakness and own you.

    Every QB like this that has come into the league slows down because their entire offensive scheme relies 100% on their shoulders and them running the ball themselves. Lamar will not last like this and if the Ravens want to truly protect their investment….they need to start doing so and stop running him constantly.

    Yes, they may get to the SB this year. No, he won’t stay healthy for long with their current scheme. It is unrealistic to expect otherwise.

    Enjoy it while it lasts, because it won’t.

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    Lamar is special once in lifetime talent in today’s NFL, but be mindful that Eric Decosta, Roman and Harbaugh have 2 other qb’s on the roster that can run a version of this offense. Not as good but the point being they have RG and Trace McSorley (back-up in waiting) who can step in for Lamar should he get dinged. yes a season ending injury would definitely impact the team but with the Defense humming and RG and Mcsorley they can still win games with ALL the talent on the offense.

  27. Right now LJ is the leading MVP candidate, after a mediocre performance by Russell Wilson in Philadelphia. Things can change after the game this weekend against the best team in the NFL, led by a QB who is 18-3 as starter in the NFL. As I paraphraise one former NFL head coach who said yesterday on radio, a quarterback is paid to win games. Period.

  28. Every NFL player is one play away from injury. Funny, QBs ran all the time in the 50s thru the 90s without sliding. Now it’s a crime if you run, did our bodies suddenly get weaker?
    So what if Lamar gets injured, it happens. Very few injuries are career ending. So what are we talking about? All this doom and gloom and foretelling for Lamar while Deshaun Watson gets his head pounded in for the last 3 years! Spare me.

  29. What he’s doing is pretty great, but less impressive when you look at the ridiculous numbers being posted by QBs lately. Heck, Mahomes just had a “historic” year last year as (essentially) a rookie. How many QBs are over 70% completion rate? That used to be a complete rarity. 10 QBs are over 100 in passer rating?

    As for the Vick comparison, I’d say Lamar has a better work ethic, but he doesn’t have Vick’s athleticism. Vick was a 4.3 guy with Barry Sanders moves. Put a prime Vick in this offense – in this number friendly era – and some interesting numbers would be posted. Not hating on the kid, just providing context. Although these days if you don’t offer 100% praise, you’re considered a hater.

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