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

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is one good game — one average game, for him — away from breaking Michael Vick’s NFL record for rushing yards in a season for a quarterback.

Jackson has 977 rushing yards this season, an average of 81 yards a game. And he’s just 63 yards short of breaking Vick’s record of 1,039 rushing yards in a season, set in 2006.

With four games to go, Jackson is a near lock to break the single-season record. Assuming Jackson stays healthy, the only question is how much he can break it by.

At his current pace, Jackson will finish the season with 1,303 rushing yards, obliterating Vick’s record for a quarterback.

28 responses to “Lamar Jackson on pace to break Michael Vick’s rushing record this week

  1. Go Lamar! As a despicable human being such as Mike Vick (the dog fighting, animal cruelty)….I hope he never holds any NFL records, or even sniff any kind of NFL honors at all.

  2. Tom brady has underrated speed and he also doesnt lose to the browns
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    Lamar Jackson has good speed and beat the Patriots, the Texans, the 49ers, the Seahawks, the Rams and the Steelers!

    What’s your point?

  3. Lamar Jackson having an above average year and he’s being labeled a Hall of Famer and handed the Lombardi. Amazing that the guy has achieved nothing but yet has been hoisted to this level. Call me a hater all you want but this story has played out several times before only to later be looked at as a one year wonder.

  4. Running qb Fixed it for ya. vick mcnabb cunninham etc … to go along with the Whole lot of them will be and ARE just that. P E R I O D . See the statues in the pocket who has the rings and the jackets…. r u n n e r s pffft. You run cuz your a rb wanna passing qb. nuff said, keep running forest!

  5. “Unlike Vick, Jackson is a good passer too and he takes his craft seriously, which Vick never did.”

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    Look, Jackson’s having a great year, but this is not entirely correct. He will improve and you are right about his attitude versus Vick’s (before his release from prison), but he hasn’t thrown more than 250 yards since Week Three. He look great running the ball, and his teammates make it near impossible to defend (Ingram, Hill, and even Rickard are threats from the backfield), but Jackson doesn’t beat you primarily with his arm.

    Lamar is good, and will get better, but let’s ease up on the hyperbole a bit. Give him a couple of years before we annoint him. His attitude seems on point, so he should get better passing the ball, and he’s only in his second year. Greg Roman has done a mindblowing job with this offense, and as Jackson gets more acclimated, he will eventually become just as much of a threat in the pocket as he is outside of it.

  6. I anticipate a very good game on Sunday. Hopefully our D can do what nobody else could do thus far. If Josh is on his game ,it could be interesting!

  7. This league is so predictable. It’s astonishing just how many people don’t pick up on this stuff over the years. It’s quite sad actually. These quarterbacks who break all of these records in the regular season don’t win the super bowl. That’s just the way it is. This is the system they have set up. It happened to Peyton Manning in 2004, Shaun Alexander in 2005, LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006, Tom Brady in 2007, Michael Vick in 2010, Aaron Rodgers in 2011, Peyton Manning in 2013, Aaron Rodgers in 2014, Cam Newton in 2015, Tom Brady again in 2017, and other past seasons. Jackson is no exception.

  8. At some point a 250lb linebacker is going to gobblesmack him to the ground and all this Lamar praise will fade away as he is carted off the field. Seriously do not wish him injured but just a real possibility with this offense….

  9. What to do whe the media darling and this years annointed one yet again puts up abysmal passing numbers? Misdirect the dialogue to the most useless, meaningless and overrated stat in football: Rushing yards.

  10. Tom brady has underrated speed and he also doesnt lose to the browns
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    Actually, Tom Brady’s speed was rated at the 2000 Scouting Combine: 5.28 seconds for 40 yards.

  11. Haters say “pump the brakes”, “don’t anoint him yet”, “let him win year over year”. Ok sure. Then don’t comment that his style won’t last. You tell his fans not to predict the future then the haters shouldn’t either.

  12. Give the ravens credit. They use one late first round pick and got the best quarterback, running back, return man, and ,maybe best receiver in the draft all with one pick.

  13. Not bad for a guy with:
    12th best completion percentage
    9th best YPA
    2nd most passing TDs
    7th fewest INTs
    1st in QBR
    4th in passer rating
    1st in total TDs
    4th most total yards

    Dude is DOMINATING

  14. “Lamar is good, and will get better, but let’s ease up on the hyperbole a bit. Give him a couple of years before we annoint him. His attitude seems on point, so he should get better passing the ball, and he’s only in his second year.”

    Lamar leads the league in TD passes so far this season. Can’t wait to see how many he throws when he eventually “gets better”.

  15. People keep saying “anoint him a hall of famer”. Please tell me who you’re speaking of not counting trolls. I haven’t seen a single analyst, future player, or current player call him a hall of famer. That’s exaggerating. What they are doing is speaking on what he’s doing this year, which is REMARKABLE and deserved. By the time this season is over, the combination of what he’s doing at the level he’s doing it has never been done before. Why should people pump the brakes on this kid who’s humble and worked his butt off to make the leap he has from last season to this. People have been praising first year QB success for years. Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Steve Young, and in the case of Baker Mayfield, a half a season. I didn’t see nearly the pushback on those QBs I see with Lamar. But is he putting up hall of fame . numbers so far? Lets see….

    Lamar Jackson 66.5CMP%, 2,532PassYds, 25PassTDs, 5Ints, 109.6QBR, 977RushYds, 7RushTDs
    Russell Wilson 67.4CMP%, 3,177PassYds, 26PassTDs, 4Ints, 111.1QBR, 284RushYds, 3RushTDs
    Aaron Rodgers 64.4CMP%, 3,065PasYds, 22PassTDs, 2Ints, 102.4QBR, 146RushYds, 1RushTD

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