Ravens’ Lamar Jackson on pace to break Michael Vick’s QB rushing record
In what was a closer game than many expected between two AFC North foes, the Baltimore Ravens were able to outlast the Cincinnati Bengals 23-17. On his way to victory, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made a little history for himself as he became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to pass for over 200 yards and rush for 150 in the same game.
This only added to the record-breaking season Jackson seems to be on. The Week 6 rushing leader could not be contained by the Cincinnati defense as Jackson danced around defenders and zipped the ball right past others. Baltimore did struggle against a winless Bengals team but that was in no-fault on Jackson.
He is without a doubt the closest thing we’ve seen to 2000’s Michael Vick since the man himself. The second-year quarterback is on pace to take one of Vick’s records for himself this season. Jackson could destroy Vick’s record for rushing yards by a quarterback which currently sits at 1,039, the Ravens quarterback is on pace for 1,227.
In fact, what we have already seen from Jackson further supports this claim. Per Michael David Smith of NBC Sports, through Jackson’s first 13 career games the signal-caller already has 1,016 rushing yards. It’s safe to say that you could put your money down on Jackson breaking that record assuming the QB stays healthy.
While the records are nice, Jackson is more focused on getting a Baltimore team, that has struggled against bad teams, back into contending form.