Ravens’ Lamar Jackson finishes fifth in NFL history for rushing quarterback yards – The Denver Post

It was an eventful Monday night for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

After throwing his 100th career touchdown pass in the first quarter to give Baltimore the lead in a 27-13 win over the New Orleans Saints, Jackson reached fifth place in NFL history as he took yards by a quarterback rushed.

In just 67 games, Jackson has amassed 4,308 rushing yards and passed Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. Only Russell Wilson (4,802), Randall Cunningham (4,928), Cam Newton (5,628) and Michael Vick (6,109) have more and have played at least 148 games each.

According to ESPN Statistics and InformationJackson is the second player in NFL history to record 100 touchdown passes and 20 hasty touchdowns before turning 26, joining Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen.

Jackson wasn’t the only quarterback to show off his legs this week. Quarterbacks combined for 801 rushing yards in Week 9, breaking the record for most in a single week in NFL history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In a 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Chicago Bears’ Justin Fields rushed for 178 yards, the most by a quarterback in one Super Bowl-era game. The previous record was held by Vick, who had 173 rush yards against the Vikings in Week 13 of 2002.

Playing without top wide receiver Rashod Bateman, star tight end Mark Andrews and running backs Gus Edwards and JK Dobbins, Jackson carried the charge against the Saints early. He hit rookie tight end Isaiah Likely for a 24-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter on a designed rollout and nearly made contact with Josh Oliver for another score in the third quarter, but the ball was thrown slightly behind the tight end.

Jackson finished 12-for-22 for 133 yards and had 11 carries for 82 yards when the Ravens won 10 bye for the third straight week.

This story can be updated.

()

Leave a Comment