Another entry in the NFL record book goes to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, as he becomes the first-ever quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards twice. Even better, he did it in back-to-back seasons.
Jackson entered the game with 908 yards, and it felt inevitable he would eclipse that mark against the struggling Cincinnati Bengals (4-10-1) defense today.
It was clear midway through the third quarter that even Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman was interested in getting the record for Jackson as the Bengals were down by 14 and playcalls were designed runs for Jackson.
Lamar Jackson, only four days from turning 24-years-old, will undoubtedly extend this record as the seasons come. In a “down year,” Jackson still managed to rush for 1,000 yards and make countless defenders miss due to his speed, acceleration and agility.
At this pace, Jackson will shatter the all-time record for rushing yards by a quarterback. He’ll end this game with around 2,900 yards in 46 games played (only 36 starts). Good for around 63 yards per game. Michael Vick, the record holder, posted 6,109 yards in 143 games played (115 starts). This amounts to 43 yards per game. Jackson is nearly halfway to the NFL record and will only be 24 by this years’ end.