The Baltimore Ravens (9-3) beat the Los Angeles Chargers on their own hostile territory 20-10 on Sunday Night Football and although the Flock struggled more than a bit on offense they did enough to snatch a fifth win in six attempts.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson, although not performing to the peak of his talents, did enough to make history on SNF by becoming just the fourth player at the position in NFL history to rush the rock for 5,000+ yards. Let's celebrate!
This achievement makes Jackson the latest QB to join the 5K-rushing-yard club following Russell Wilson, who was the most recent member of such an exclusive club.
Lamar Jackson etched his name in the record books, surpassing 5,000 career rushing yards with an 8-yard carry up the middle in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup at Los Angeles.
It took Jackson just 82 games to break that barrier, something nobody ever did quicker than him with Michael Vick the closest by still taking him 22 more games than it did Jackson. Cam Newton is the third member of this new four-quarterback club.
This achievement, however, adds just another impressive accolade to a bag packed full of records owned by Lamar.
For example, Jackson had already set the single-season rushing record for a quarterback with a silly 1,206 yards on the ground back in his 2019 MVP season. One year later in 2020, Jackson solidified his legacy as the first quarterback to achieve multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons, amassing 1,005 yards building on his record-breaking 2019.
In the Week 12 Sunday Night Football matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, Jackson showcased his dual-threat prowess by completing 18-of-32 passes for 177 yards (including tossing one touchdown) to go with 39 rushing yards on 11 carries in the Ravens 20-10 win over the Chargers.
While Jackson still trails Michael Vick's all-time rushing record of 6,109 yards, there's a chance he will reach that figure as soon as next year as he will need to rack up fewer than 1,000 yards once the ball gets rolling next September assuming he can keep piling yardage through the remainder of the 2023 season.