Lamar Jackson rushes into 13th place on all-time QB rushing yards list

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s legacy continues to grow after passing Jim Harbaugh for 13th place on the all-time quarterback rushing yards list. Jackson came into Week 16 with 2,729 rushing yards needing 59 yards to move up, passing Harbaugh in the second quarter on a 20-yard run against the New York Giants.

Perhaps more impressive than the feat itself is just how quickly Jackson is rising up the list, doing so in his 36th career start. Harbaugh played for five teams in the NFL from 1987-2001 where he rushed for 2,787 rushing yards, including a season with the Ravens in 1998. It took Harbaugh 140 career starts / 177 career games to reach his own spot on the rushing list.

Jackson could still move into 12th all-time for rushing yards by a quarterback before the season ends. Kordell Stewart currently sits in the 12th spot with 2,874 rushing yards over 87 career starts/125 career games.

The top five all-time rushing quarterbacks in NFL history include Michael Vick (6,109 yards), Cam Newton (5,257 yards), Randall Cunningham (4,928 yards), Russell Wilson (4,416 yards), and Steve Young (4,239 yards). Jackson would pass Vick before the end of 2024 (he’d be just 27 years old and in his seventh season) if he continues to average 62 yards-per-game.

Coming off a sensational season in 2019, Jackson surpassed Michael Vick’s record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season by Week 15. Jackson would finish the season with 1,206 rushing yards. While Jackson’s rushing numbers are not compared to what they were a season ago, he still manages to break free from defenders and run for big gains more often than not.

Expect Jackson to continue pounding the ball and maybe one season hold the record for most rushes and rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history.