Jackson breaks Vick’s single-season rushing record

Quarterback Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens scrambles against the defense of the New York Jets during the game at M&T Bank Stadium on December 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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Lamar Jackson replaced Michael Vick in the NFL record book on Thursday night.

Jackson established a new single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback in leading the Ravens to a 42-21 win over the Jets. Jackson broke Vick’s record of 1,039 yards set in 2006 with the Falcons.

Jackson needed only 23 yards to set the record going into the 14th game of the season. With two more games to play, Jackson has 1,103 yards after he finished with 86 yards on eight carries.

“It’s pretty cool,” Jackson told reporters after the game. “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 and Vick are the only Vick as the only quarterbacks in the NFL's 100-year history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

“Lamar, I just want to say congratulations on making history, one of many milestones that you will surpass in your career,” Vick said in a video message posted on nfl.com. “Best of luck in everything that you do. You deserve it. Keep up the hard work. I’ll always be rooting for you.”

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