Vick first QB to 6,000 yards rushing

ByJane McManus ESPN logo
Sunday, November 9, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Jets' Michael Vick became the first quarterback to rush for 6,000 yards in a career on Sunday in a game against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.

As of halftime, Vick had 29 rushing yards for the Jets.

Vick already held the record for career rushing yards by a quarterback coming into the season, and had 5,967 yards rushing coming into the game. To put that into context, Vick's former Eagles teammate running back LeSean McCoy has 6,095 yards as of last week.

Quarterback Randall Cunningham is the second quarterback on the list with 4,928 career yards, and Steve Young had 4,239.

At 34 and in his 12th NFL season, Vick was drafted by the Falcons and played there for six seasons, and then played five seasons for the Eagles. After losing the starting job in Philadelphia last season to quarterback Nick Foles, Vick was brought in by the Jets on a one-year, $4 million deal.

The veteran could be considered to have revolutionized the quarterback position, and a new generation of running quarterbacks.