Can Broncos’ Wilson Eclipse NFL’s QB Rushing Yardage Record?

Can Broncos’ Wilson Eclipse NFL’s QB Rushing Yardage Record?
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Few NFL quarterbacks have found a way to impact games like Denver Broncos’ veteran signal caller Russell Wilson over the last 11 years.

Wilson has done it all on the field during his decade-plus tenure in the league with Seattle and Denver, winning a Super Bowl and making nine Pro Bowl appearances after getting picked in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Michael Vick still holds the career rushing record for quarterbacks at 6,109 rushing yards, but with the amount of dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL now, the Colorado sports betting odds would be good his record could be broken by multiple active QBs.

BetColorado.com developed hypothetical odds of each active quarterbacks’ chance of surpassing that 6,109 rushing yard mark by the end of their career. Current rushing production, average QB career length and regression was all considered when developing the odds.

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Odds of Breaking NFL QB Rushing Record

Quarterback, Team Rush Yds Chance to Catch Vick Odds
Russell Wilson, Broncos 4,966 7.4% +1250
Lamar Jackson, Ravens 4,437 95.3% -2000
Josh Allen, Bills 3,087 47.7% +110
Kyler Murray, Cardinals 2,204 1.1% +9000
Ryan Tannehill, Titans 2,029 0.1% +100000
Jalen Hurts, Eagles 1,898 63.6% -175
Deshaun Watson, Browns 1,852 0.4% +25000
Daniel Jones, Giants 1,708 0.6% +15000
Dak Prescott, Cowboys 1,642 0.1% +100000
Justin Fields, Bears 1,563 66.6% -200
Odds provided by BetColorado.com and not available at Colorado online sportsbooks.

What Wilson Needs To Do To Catch Vick

Wilson enters the 2023 NFL regular season 1,143 rushing yards behind Vick on the league’s all-time QB leaderboard.

If the 34-year-old can return to his average rushing yards per season (451.5) in 2023, he’ll be just under 700 yards from catching Vick.

That would help the Broncos Super Bowl chances, which are in the middle of the pack in the league at +4500.

Wilson will likely have to average 350 rushing yards per season in 2024 and 2025 to have a shot at topping Vick’s career mark of 6,109 yards, which would be his highest year-end total since gaining 513 yards on the ground with Seattle in 2020.

Still, Wilson has some of the best odds of knocking Vick off the NFL leaderboard, at +1250, ranking behind Lamar Jackson of Baltimore (-2000), Justin Fields of Chicago (-200), Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia (-175) and Buffalo QB Josh Allen (+110).  

Wilson and the Broncos will look to chip away at Vick’s career rushing record, beginning with Denver’s season opener against Las Vegas at home on Sept. 10. Bet365 Colorado lists the Broncos as a 4-point favorite.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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