Shortly after breaking Michael Vick’s single-season quarterback rushing record, Lamar Jackson heard from a pair prominent quarterbacks on social media.
First, Vick released a Twitter video congratulating the Baltimore Ravens quarterback for his feat.
Then Tom Brady chimed in. And he wants some.
Brady challenges Jackson to foot race
The 42-year-old New England Patriots quarterback challenged Jackson to a 40-yard dash. But Jackson has to wear roller blades. On grass.
Me vs Lamar, 40 Yard Dash on natural grass but he has to wear rollerblades. Who’s buying the PPV?
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 13, 2019
Which is — well, kind of compelling. It still doesn’t sound like a fair race. As long as Jackson could remain upright, here’s guessing he’d overcome his disadvantage to take down the six-time Super Bowl champion.
Then again, there’s this.
— Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL) December 9, 2019
Brady showed the Kansas City Chiefs last week he’s not afraid or incapable of running when the opportunity presents itself.
Jackson said after the game that “I’m gonna see what I can do,” but liked Brady’s chances considering the proposed handicap.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 13, 2019
Brady recently surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark — but for his career.
He also has a leg up on Jackson on one rushing stat — touchdowns.
Despite being one of least nimble quarterbacks of his generation, Brady is a prolific quarterback sneaker, having compiled the bulk of his 1,035 rushing yards on the one- and two-yard run varieties while tallying 22 career touchdowns on the ground.
With 12 rushing scores through 29 games, it won’t take long for Jackson to overtake Brady in the rushing scoring column.
Here’s guessing that moment won’t get quite the hype Jackson did for passing Vick on Thursday.
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