Lamar Jackson breaks QB rushing record

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Lamar Jackson made even more history en route to a playoff berth on Sunday.

It was just another day in the life for third year quarterback Lamar Jackson on Sunday as he cemented himself into even more NFL history.

It was already a fantastic Sunday for Jackson when he got the opportunity to punch himself and the Baltimore Ravens a ticket to the playoffs with a 38-3 drubbing of the Cincinnati Bengals. But Lamar did something that had never been done by a quarterback in the history of the NFL.

Not only was he the first quarterback to ever rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. But he is the first to ever rush for 1,000 yards from the position twice in their career.

Coming in to the game, Lamar needed 92 yards to reach the milestone. He ran for 97 yards on 11 attempts in their dominant performance.

Jackson topped off the 2020 regular season by winning five straight games and finally clinching a wild card berth in week 17.

Michael Vick, known as one of the best runners from the quarterback position of all time, did not even do what Jackson has done his entire 13-year career. Meanwhile, Jackson accomplished the feat in three seasons.

It is safe to assume – unless Lamar loses his legs anytime soon – that he will go down as the best running quarterback in the history of the game. They have never come in the form that Jackson has in the history of the NFL.

The NFL playoffs are better off because Lamar is in them to add his taste of exciting and electrifying plays and performances as a whole.

Who and exactly when the Ravens are scheduled to play in the playoffs is yet to be determined. But it is a certainty they are in and will either be playing on Saturday. Jan. 9 or Sunday, Jan. 10 in the afternoon.

Whoever the opponent may be, Lamar will be looking to dazzle and stun the NFL once again. Just like he has for three straight seasons.

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