Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to shatter NFL records and is now even creating ones of his own. In Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson passed 1,000 rushing yards for a second consecutive season. By doing so, he’s the first NFL quarterback to ever do that, topping the record previously held by himself and Michael Vick.
Jackson came into Week 17 with 908 rushing yards this season needing 92 yards to reach the 1,000-yard threshold. In perfect Jackson form, he hit the milestone on a seven-yard scramble that netted a first down, keeping the drive alive as Baltimore is destroying the Bengals en route to the playoffs.
Jackson has already etched his name in NFL history. In his first three seasons, Jackson broke the NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single-season, became the 2019 NFL MVP, earned the team’s MVP in consecutive seasons, threw an NFL-high and franchise-high 36 touchdowns in 2019, and moved up to 12th on the all-time rushing yards by a quarterback list.
All of Jackson’s carries are not designed but they are a major part of the Ravens’ offense, which has helped them win games over the last three seasons. While Jackson’s rushing numbers are not compared to what they were in 2019, he still manages to break free from defenders and run for big gains more often than not. Expect Jackson to continue using his legs creating and shattering NFL records along the way.