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

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is likely to break the NFL record for rushing yards in a season for a quarterback tonight against the Jets.

Jackson currently has 1,017 rushing yards this season, an average of 78 yards a game. He’s just 23 yards away from breaking Michael Vick’s record of 1,039 rushing yards, set in 2006.

Although the Jets have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, holding Jackson under 23 yards would be a tall order. He’s been held under 40 yards just once this season, and that was in Week One, when the Ravens beat the Dolphins 59-10 and didn’t need Jackson to run.

If he gains ground in the final three games at the same pace as he did in the first 13, Jackson would finish this season with 1,252 rushing yards. That feels like it would be an unbreakable record — except that Jackson himself might break it, several times in the coming years.

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

  1. My concern as a fan is that in future years the offense won’t be as prolific and LJ won’t come close to that record again. Not because defenses “figure them out” but rather Roman is gone as a head coach somewhere else. The offense, and LJs success, largely come from Roman’s offense and I fear someone else won’t run it as well.

  2. Cue all the “he’ll be hurt soon” comments.

    Lemme get em all in and save everyone the trouble.

    It’s a high school offense and as soon as teams see it for a second, or maybe third, or fourth time they’ll figure it out and shut him down.

    Running QBs dont last in this league and he’ll be hurt soon enough…his rookie season was just luck that it didnt happen then. Wont last a month this season, ok…maybe two…

    He cant pass…all those TD passes were just gimmicks

    What I miss?

  3. 13xxposeidonxx13 says:
    December 12, 2019 at 9:37 am
    Cue all the “he’ll be hurt soon” comments.

    Lemme get em all in and save everyone the trouble.

    It’s a high school offense and as soon as teams see it for a second, or maybe third, or fourth time they’ll figure it out and shut him down.

    Running QBs dont last in this league and he’ll be hurt soon enough…his rookie season was just luck that it didnt happen then. Wont last a month this season, ok…maybe two…

    He cant pass…all those TD passes were just gimmicks

    What I miss?

    You can joke all you want
    But they don’t last.

    He’s no different than 1 read Kap. Greg Roman ran the same thing

    Why is Earl already complaining to the refs?

  4. I find it hilarious that fans think the running will get him hurt. The biggest shot he took ALL year was the hit against the Bills. Throwing a beautiful TD pass to Hayden Hurts while standing tall in the pocket. But the haters will always have their blinders on and never give credit where credit is due. Haters gon hate hate hate.

  5. Why do people get offended if people post about Jackson getting hurt? I think the kid is great. It is fun to watch. That said, I wonder how long he will be able to do it. He is getting hit a lot more than a pocket quarterback. They guys hitting him are big and fast. The more hits he takes, the slower he will get. Not being quite as fast will result in more hits. All that considered, playing quarterback like Lamar does isn’t going to result in a 15 or 20 year career at the position. Let’s be realistic about it. He plays like he does for a few more years and then he will have to pass from the pocket. He can absolutely do that. So, don’t be offended if someone says he style of play will shorten his time in that system.

  6. He will either develop into a standard QB or his career will be short. Some running QBs have been lucky and had a long career but everyone of them had to either slow or stop the running.

  7. Lemme get em all in and save everyone the trouble.

    It’s a high school offense and as soon as teams see it for a second, or maybe third, or fourth time they’ll figure it out and shut him down.

    Running QBs dont last in this league and he’ll be hurt soon enough…his rookie season was just luck that it didnt happen then. Wont last a month this season, ok…maybe two…

    He cant pass…all those TD passes were just gimmicks

    What I miss?

    You can joke all you want
    But they don’t last.

    He’s no different than 1 read Kap. Greg Roman ran the same thing

    Why is Earl already complaining to the refs?

    3 12 Rate This
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    Plenty of mobile QBs had long fruitful careers in the NFL.
    Cunningham
    Vick
    Young
    McNair
    Several playing now that have sustained and are successful with a mobile style.
    Newton
    Wilson
    Mahomes

    Kap would probably still be playing if he hadnt decided to put his political views before football.

    Earl talks a lot. Who cares?

  8. Yeah, but he’s going to break Joe Flacco’s record for most consecutive seasons of Joe Flacco football.

  9. Many players can stand tall in the pocket and throw a beautiful TD pass, even Julian Edelman has done it on gadget plays. The point here can Lamar do it without running first to open up the passing opportunities? For the record I like Lamar and have watched him since his college days. He is an awesome player. But let’s not pretend the Ravens would still be 11-2 without catching teams by surprise with a high school offense. The true test will come in the playoffs when they face teams the second time.

  10. Here we go with the “second time” narrative again from a Pats fan. There was game film for the Patriots to watch prior to getting blown out. Playing this Lamar-led offense the first time wasn’t the first opportunity to see the offense in action. To me it is crazy to think that any D coordinator the Ravens have faced didn’t watch any film and didn’t try something different. I suppose from a Patriots fan that deeper level of critical thinking is too much to ask.

  11. The Patriots do not fear Lamar………They fear no one or no team……That is how you become a Dynasty…..They had chances to beat the Ravens in the first game and penalties and turnovers did them in. Jackson only had 60 yards rushing and 160 passing. He did not dominate. It was Ingram that hurt them and their own mistakes.
    I expect the second game to go down to the end. I’ll take my chances. Patriots will have better game plan. Offensive line is healthier second time and the receivers will have more time to learn the system. Baltimore is only a higher rated favorite and higher seed. New England Kansas City Houston and Buffalo are all capable of taking them down. Gotta play great to win a championship. Ravens have not done anything yet. Playoff football is a different beast. Pressure and Intensity go way way up. Lamar has not faced that yet. Belichick has beaten better offenses before.
    Once the pressure and intensity of the playoffs start you can throw power rankings and fantasy points in the trash. None of it matters. The team that plays the best, commits fewer mistakes, and adjust the best will win. Belichick and Brady over 20 years have seen it all. They will be prepared and Brady’s best football has come in the post season throughout his whole career.

  12. as a lifelong jet fan..this is exactly the kind of game the jets win. why? because everyone is counting them out & most importantly, they don’t need it…if they needed to win this game to stay alive for playoff contention they’d get slaughtered. but, because they don’t, they’ll somehow win.

  13. Before people start talking about Lamar’s running let’s realize he lead the NFL in TD passes (28) and is 28th in pass attempts and left 4 games in the 3rd or 4th quarter this year but people wanna call him a running QB Flacco in 10* years never had 30 pass TD’s and Lamar will do it in his first years as a starter while also breaking QB rushing record you shouldn’t even have to be a Ravens fan to be impressed by this but people going hate and be negative regardless

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