We seem to take for granted what some of the best quarterbacks in today’s NFL have done. The focus on stats is primarily through a fantasy lens. And in the real world, it’s all about wins and losses for fans.
Even then, we’re witnessing some of the most-talented quarterbacks in the history of the NFL play today. Former league MVP Cam Newton is a prime example of that. And he now has an opportunity this week to break a longstanding NFL record.
With 63 rushing yards Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Newton will break the all-time record for most rushing yards for a quarterback with one franchise in league history.
Cam Newton needs 63 rushing yards to pass Randall Cunningham (4,482 – Philadelphia) for the most rushing yards by a quarterback with a single franchise in NFL history.
— Will Bryan (@Pantherstatsguy) September 19, 2018
This might not seem like a huge deal. That’s until we realize Newton still has not even reached the age of 30. He’s only seven-plus seasons into his career. It took Cunningham 11 seasons to accomplish that feat with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Newton also needs just 1,690 rushing yards to break Michael Vick’s all-time record for a quarterback. At his current pace, he’ll do that at some point during the 2020 campaign.