Lamar Jackson on pace to break his own quarterback record for rushing yards in a season

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson owns the NFL’s all-time record for rushing yards in a season by a quarterback, with 1,206 rushing yards in 2019. This year he’s on pace to break that record — with help from a 17th game.

Jackson has 600 rushing yards through eight games this season, which puts him on pace to finish with 1,275 rushing yards over 17 games this season. That would break his own record by 69 yards.

Jackson topped 1,000 rushing yards in both 2019 and 2020. He and Michael Vick, who ran for 1,039 yards in 2006, are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to run for 1,000 yards in a season. (Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass came the closest of all other quarterbacks, running for 968 yards in a 14-game season in 1972.)

In his career, Jackson has 3,506 rushing yards, the eighth-most for a quarterback in NFL history. If Jackson gains 85 rushing yards tonight against the Dolphins, he’ll move ahead of Steve McNair for seventh place all time.

Jackson is only 24 years old, and by the time he’s done, he’s likely to do things with his legs at the quarterback position that no one thought possible before Jackson entered the NFL.

11 responses to “Lamar Jackson on pace to break his own quarterback record for rushing yards in a season

  1. Jackson could win 2 Super Bowls and the comments section would still be 75% people telling us why he’s not good.

  2. He is not a QB = he runs so frequently now he has to be declared as a running back who throws and should no longer receive any protections as a QB. He is a gimmick and is due to have his legs reduced to ineffective instruments.

  3. The plan coming into the season was for Lamar to run less, but losing top 3 RBs and offensive line injuries changed that.

  4. Lamar Jackson will win the MVP this season while leading his team to a championship.
    I wonder if all the racists who like to post negative comments will go away and crawl back under the rock from where they came from.

  5. Ravens fans, let’s be logical for a moment. Do you really want Lamar to run that much? Running backs have relatively short careers in the NFL. And his frame is not built to take that kind of repeated pounding. If you are so adamant that he’s the QB who is going to bring you Super Bowls, isn’t it a bad thing to have him run so much? Eventually he will pay the piper. And even if he avoids a big injury, even a minor injury or just wear and tear that causes him to lose a step will quickly ruin his career. As soon as Lamar has to be a traditional pass-first thrower he will fail.

  6. “QBsThrowTheBall says:
    November 11, 2021 at 3:33 pm
    Ravens fans, let’s be logical for a moment. Do you really want Lamar to run that much? Running backs have relatively short careers in the NFL. And his frame is not built to take that kind of repeated pounding. If you are so adamant that he’s the QB who is going to bring you Super Bowls, isn’t it a bad thing to have him run so much? Eventually he will pay the piper. And even if he avoids a big injury, even a minor injury or just wear and tear that causes him to lose a step will quickly ruin his career. As soon as Lamar has to be a traditional pass-first thrower he will fail.”

    Dude, you’re not paying attention! The point was to get him some wide receivers so he could run less and bring the team a more balanced passing attack. The Ravens now have those receivers with Brown, Andrews, Bateman, Duverney and Proche (not to mention Watkins when he’s healthy) but all three of their top running backs were injured before the season began, not to mentionen three of the starting offensive lineman so he’s had to run more not only because of the injuries at halfback but also to the oline as well.
    This team has 18 players on IR, so they’ve been hit hard by injuries (more so than any other team thus far.) Because of this Jackson has run more this season.

    So yeah, we’d like to see him run less and take less hits, but he’s going to have to be the running Quarterback for a bit longer it appears. I mean if he runs us to a Superbowl I’ll take it but I would (and most Ravens fans would) rather he took off less thean he has this year and previous seasons.

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