Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson added another mark to his MVP resume on Thursday Night Football against the New York Jets. And his most recent feat resulted in the NFL rising star finding his way into the record books.
During the first quarter of the primetime matchup with the Jets, Jackson set the NFL record for rushing yards in a single season by a quarterback. It came on a play in which he gained 27 yards on the ground, which can be seen below courtesy of NFL.com.
The dynamic superstar surpassed the mark set by Michael Vick in 2006, who rushed for 1,039 yards with the Atlanta Falcons.
Coming into Thursday’s game, Jackson was the favorite to win the league’s MVP award, having had thrown for 2,677 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions, while rushing for 1,017 yards and seven scores.
Needing only 23 yards to break Vick’s record, Jackson didn’t waste any time making history, carrying the ball three times for 27 yards during the Ravens’ first drive of the game.
The record-setting run came on a 3rd and 1 at the Jets’ 16-yard line, as Jackson faked a hand-off to running back Mark Ingram III and rolled to his right for a five-yard gain. It was a play that Ravens fans have become accustomed to seeing this season, as the Jackson-Ingram pairing has been lethal, combining for 17 rushing touchdowns.
Jackson ended up throwing for five touchdowns and rushed for 86 yards on eight carries in the Ravens’ 42-21 rout of the Jets.
Michael Vick Congratulates Lamar Jackson on Breaking His Record
Shortly after Jackson broke the rushing record for a QB in a single season, FOX aired a pre-recorded congratulatory message from the previous owner of the record, Michael Vick.
“Congratulations on breaking the record. I know all records are made to be broken but I didn’t know that it would happen in less than 12 years,” said Vick in the video. “You are a blessed individual. You are a great player man, and I wish nothing but the best for you. Keep chasing all those records man, keep chasing the record books. Great things are ahead for you. I’m looking forward to following your career – it’s going to be a stellar one. Just keep your head down, keep working. And don’t break all my records, man I will say that.”
And here’s the video of Vick watching the record-breaking run by Jackson and another congratulatory message he had for the new top-rushing QB in NFL history for a single season.
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