Leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 42-21 win over New York Jets on Thursday, Lamar Jackson didn’t only help his team clinch the second consecutive AFC North title. He also became the NFL record holder for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season.
Against Jets, Jackson rushed for 86 yards, bringing his total for the season to 1,103. This was enough to top 1,039 yards record set in 2006 by legendary Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick.
After the game, Jackson said that “it’s an honor” he broke Vick’s record as he was his favorite player growing up.
“It’s pretty cool,” said Jackson. “My favorite player growing up. It’s amazing, and I’m gonna cherish that forever and just gotta keep it going. Records are meant to be broken, like he said, I heard him say that. It’s an honor for me to do it.”
Jackson previously also broke NFL record for most consecutive games with 100+ yards rushing by a QB, setting the new mark at four games. Considering there are still two more games to be played in 2019 regular season, don’t be surprised if the 22-year-old continues to write his name in history books.
Lamar Jackson is currently having a breakout season, in which he established himself as the favorite for the MVP award. Jackson led the Ravens’ to NFL best 12-2 record this season while putting up some spectacular numbers. He is currently completing 66.2 percent of his passes and has thrown for 2,889 yards and league-leading 33 touchdowns.