The Definitive Rushing Quarterback Stats Guide

I’ve tried to pool as much information about Quarterback rushing stats as I could find. I always thought it would be easier to find everything all in one place.

Quarterback Rushing stats are just fun. It’s a different way to play the game than the traditional passing heavy style, and this is one of the few lists that you’ll find Michael Vick, Steve Young, Cam Newton, Blake Bortles, Vince Young, and Terry Bradshaw all together.

I have Rushing Yards charts for:

  • Career
  • Single Seasons
  • Single Game
  • Playoffs
  • Super Bowl

…and I’ll begin making a chart for the 2017 season once that begins, which will coincide with updates to the Career chart at the end of the season.

UPDATED: Sept 30 2017

2017 SEASON RUSHING YARDS (min. 100 yards):

Name Att Yards Avg TDs
Cam Newton 83 464 5.6 5
Russell Wilson 65 401 6.2 3
Tyrod Taylor 66 302 4.6 3
Deshaun Watson 36 269 7.5 2
DeShone Kizer 54 262 4.9 5
Blake Bortles 41 257 6.3 2
Carson Wentz 55 253 4.6 0
Dak Prescott 33 246 7.5 5
Alex Smith 47 235 5.0 1
Marcus Mariota 40 190 4.8 4
Mitch Trubisky 25 175 7.0 0
Jacoby Brissett 42 170 4.1 3
Kirk Cousins 36 145 4.0 3
C.J. Beathard 23 120 5.2 2
Brett Hundley 14 110 7.9 2
Case Keenum 23 103 4.5 1

 

CAREER RUSHING YARDS (as of end of 2016 season):
LEGEND:
BOLD = Active Player
Italicized = NFL Record Among QBs

(Note: Only Players with 1000+ Yards)

CAREER
Player Games Attempts Att/G Yards Avg/Car Yds/G TDs
Michael Vick 143 873 6.10 6109 7.00 42.70 36
Randall Cunningham 161 775 4.80 4928 6.40 30.60 35
Steve Young 169 722 4.30 4239 5.90 25.10 43
Fran Tarkenton 246 675 2.70 3674 5.40 14.90 32
Steve McNair 161 669 4.20 3590 5.40 22.30 37
Cam Newton 93 689 7.40 3566 5.20 38.30 48
Donovan McNabb 167 616 3.70 3459 5.60 20.70 29
John Elway 234 774 3.30 3407 4.40 14.60 33
Tobin Rote 149 635 4.30 3128 4.90 21.00 37
Kordell Stewart 125 560 4.50 2874 5.10 23.00 38
Jim Harbaugh 177 561 3.20 2787 5.00 15.70 18
Russell Wilson 80 483 6.00 2689 5.60 33.60 13
Greg Landry 146 430 2.90 2655 5.60 18.20 21
Bobby Douglass 91 410 4.50 2654 6.50 29.20 22
Daunte Culpepper 105 514 4.90 2652 5.20 25.30 34
Aaron Rodgers 142 501 3.50 2544 5.10 17.90 25
Bobby Layne 175 611 3.50 2451 4.00 14.00 25
Rich Gannon 157 521 3.30 2449 4.70 15.60 21
Mark Brunell 193 513 2.70 2421 4.70 12.50 15
Colin Kaepernick 69 375 5.40 2300 6.10 33.30 13
Roger Staubach 131 410 3.10 2264 5.50 17.30 20
Terry Bradshaw 168 444 2.60 2257 5.10 13.40 32
Archie Manning 151 384 2.50 2197 5.70 14.50 18
Steve Grogan 149 445 3.00 2176 4.90 14.60 41
Alex Smith 141 469 3.30 2078 4.40 14.70 13
Ryan Fitzpatrick 127 438 3.40 1999 4.60 15.70 13
Jake Plummer 143 428 3.00 1853 4.30 13.00 17
Brett Favre 302 602 2.00 1844 3.10 6.10 14
Joe Theismann 167 355 2.10 1815 5.10 10.90 17
Johnny Unitas 211 450 2.30 1777 3.90 8.40 13
Warren Moon 208 543 2.60 1736 3.20 8.30 22
Joe Montana 192 457 2.40 1676 3.70 8.70 20
Robert Griffin III 42 275 6.50 1670 6.10 39.80 10
Vinny Testaverde 233 430 1.80 1661 3.90 7.10 15
Jay Cutler 139 367 2.60 1650 4.50 11.90 9
Doug Flutie 92 338 3.70 1634 4.80 17.80 10
Jim McMahon 119 338 2.80 1631 4.80 13.70 16
Boomer Esiason 187 447 2.40 1598 3.60 8.50 7
Billy Kilmer 170 362 2.10 1509 4.20 8.90 21
Vince Young 60 282 4.70 1459 5.20 24.30 12
Andrew Luck 70 286 4.10 1442 5.00 20.60 14
Jeff Hostetler 152 316 2.10 1391 4.40 9.20 17
Chris Chandler 180 371 2.10 1310 3.50 7.30 12
Tyrod Taylor 43 226 5.30 1284 5.70 29.90 11
Dave Krieg 213 417 2.00 1261 3.00 5.90 13
Phil Simms 164 349 2.10 1252 3.60 7.60 6
Matt Hasselbeck 209 365 1.70 1231 3.40 5.90 8
Ben Roethlisberger 185 410 2.20 1205 2.90 6.50 16
Jack Kemp 122 356 2.90 1150 3.20 9.40 40
Blake Bortles 46 166 3.60 1088 6.60 23.70 5
Ryan Tannehill 77 216 3.10 1065 4.90 13.80 6
Jim Kelly 160 304 1.90 1049 3.50 6.60 7
Jack Concannon 90 217 2.40 1026 4.70 11.40 12
Troy Aikman 165 327 2.00 1016 3.10 6.20 9
Matt Cassel 103 266 2.60 1012 3.80 9.80 5


SEASON RUSHING YARDS:
(Note: Only Players with 600+ Yards)

SEASON
Player Year Attempts Att/Game Yards Avg/Carry Yds/Game TDs
Michael Vick 2006 123 7.70 1039 8.40 64.9 2
Bobby Douglass 1972 141 10.10 968 6.90 69.1 8
Randall Cunningham 1990 118 7.40 942 8.00 58.9 5
Michael Vick 2004 120 8.00 902 7.50 60.1 3
Russell Wilson 2014 118 7.40 849 7.20 53.1 6
Robert Griffin III 2012 120 8.00 815 6.80 54.3 7
Michael Vick 2002 113 7.50 777 6.90 51.8 8
Cam Newton 2012 127 7.90 706 5.60 46.3 8
Cam Newton 2011 126 7.90 706 5.80 44.1 14
Michael Vick 2010 100 8.30 676 6.80 56.3 9
Tim Tebow 2011 122 8.70 660 5.50 47.1 6
Colin Kaepernick 2014 104 6.50 639 6.10 39.9 1
Cam Newton 2015 132 8.25 636 4.80 39.8 10
Donovan McNabb 2000 86 5.40 629 7.30 39.3 6
Randall Cunningham 2002 106 6.60 609 5.70 38.1 10

 

SINGLE GAME RUSHING YARDS:
(Note: Only Players with 100+ Yards)

GAME
Player Year Opponent Attempts Yards Avg/Car TDs
Colin Kaepernick 2012 (Playoffs) GB 16 181 11.30 2
Michael Vick 2002 MIN 10 173 17.30 2
Michael Vick 2006 NO 12 166 13.80 0
Colin Kaepernick 2014 SD 7 151 21.60 1
Michael Vick 2003 CAR 14 141 10.10 1
Robert Griffin III 2012 MIN 13 138 10.60 2
Michael Vick 2010 NYG 10 130 13.00 1
Colin Kaepernick 2013 (Playoffs) SEA 11 130 11.80 0
Bobby Douglass 1972 OAK 14 127 9.10 0
Michael Vick 2006 TB 14 127 9.10 1
Donovan McNabb 2000 WAS 11 125 11.40 1
Randall Cunningham 1990 NE 8 124 15.50 1
Russell Wilson 2014 WAS 11 122 11.10 1
Randall Cunningham 1992 MIN 12 121 10.10 2
Michael Vick 2004 (Playoffs) STL 8 119 14.90 0
Bobby Douglass 1972 CLE 11 117 10.60 1
Cam Newton 2012 ATL 9 116 12.90 1
Michael Vick 2004 DEN 12 115 9.60 0
Colin Kaepernick 2016 MIA 10 113 11.30 0
Marcus Mariota 2015 JAX 9 112 12.40 1
Randall Cunningham 1986 DET 14 110 7.90 0
Michael Vick 2004 STL 12 109 9.10 0
Johnny Manziel 2015 KC 11 108 9.80 0
Cam Newton 2014 CIN 17 107 6.30 1
Russell Wilson 2014 NYG 14 107 7.60 1
Donovan McNabb 2002 NYG 8 107 13.40 1
Russell Wilson 2014 STL 7 106 15.10 1
Kordell Stewart 1998 CIN 7 103 14.70 0
Michael Vick 2004 NYG 15 104 6.90 0
Steve Grogan 1976 NYJ 7 103 14.70 1
Michael Vick 2010 GB 11 103 9.40 0
Steve Young 1990 NE 8 102 12.80 0
Kordell Stewart 1996 CAR 7 102 14.60 1
Russell Wilson 2013 IND 13 102 7.80 0
Michael Vick 2006 ARI 11 101 9.20 0
Cam Newton 2015 NYG 8 100 12.50 0
Donovan McNabb 2002 JAX 12 100 8.30 1
Bobby Douglass 1973 GB 19 100 5.30 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAYOFF RUSHING YARDS:
(Note: Only Players with 200+ Yards)

PLAYOFFS
Player Games Attempts Att/G Yards Avg/Car Yds/G TDs
Steve Young 22 96 4.36 594 6.19 27.00 8
Colin Kaepernick 6 51 8.50 507 9.94 84.50 4
John Elway 22 94 4.27 461 4.90 20.95 6
Roger Staubach 20 76 3.80 432 5.68 21.60 0
Donovan McNabb 16 72 4.50 422 5.86 26.38 4
Steve McNair 10 55 5.50 355 6.45 35.50 6
Russell Wilson 12 60 5.00 354 5.90 29.50 2
Joe Montana 23 63 2.74 314 4.98 13.65 2
Kordell Stewart 9 54 6.00 282 5.22 31.33 4
Terry Bradshaw 19 52 2.74 274 5.27 14.42 3
Aaron Rodgers 17 46 2.71 274 5.96 16.12 3
Randall Cunningham 12 49 4.08 273 5.57 22.75 2
Michael Vick 6 37 6.20 271 7.32 45.17 1
Ben Roethlisberger 20 71 3.55 230 3.24 11.50 3
Cam Newton 6 55 9.20 221 4.02 36.83 2
Alex Smith 6 31 5.20 207 6.68 34.50 1

 

SUPER BOWL RUSHING YARDS:
(Note: Only Players with 30+ Yards)

SUPER BOWL
Player Number Opponent Attempts Yards Avg/Car TDs
Steve McNair 34 STL 8 64 8.00 0
Colin Kaepernick 48 BAL 7 62 8.86 1
Joe Montana 19 MIA 5 59 11.80 1
Steve Young 29 SD 5 49 9.80 0
Cam Newton 50 DEN 6 45 7.50 0
Russell Wilson 49 NE 3 39 13.00 0
Roger Staubach 13 PIT 4 37 9.25 0
Matt Hasselbeck 40 PIT 3 35 11.67 0
Terry Bradshaw 9 MIN 5 33 6.60 0
John Elway 22 WAS 3 32 10.67 0
Ben Roethlisberger 45 GB 4 31 7.75 0
Chris Chandler 33 DEN 4 30 7.50 0
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