Lamar Jackson has already established himself as one of the greatest young dual-threat quarterbacks in NFL history, and now he has the record books to prove it.
During the Ravens’ 31-17 win over the Washington Football Team on Saturday, Jackson passed Michael Vick as the fastest quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards and rush for 2,000, He reached the 2,000-yard rushing mark last week but broke 5,000 passing yards Sunday in his 35th career game. Vick needed 39 games to achieve the feat.
Jackson is the 30th player in NFL history to cross both thresholds, joining fellow active quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Russell Wilson and Cam Newton. Age is on his side to continue producing at his current pace as well. Jackson is still only 23 years old, a full year younger than Vick when he did it.
That pace was greatly impacted by Jackson’s 2019 campaign, which saw him throw for 3,127 yards and rush for another 1,206 on his way to winning NFL MVP. For comparison, Vick’s career highs were 3,303 passing yards and 1,039 rushing yards — though he reached those marks in separate seasons.
Jackson’s next opportunity to add to his totals will come next Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.