One aspect of quarterback play that we have seen in the NFL in recent years is the QB who can use his feet to make plays. The dual-purpose QB of today can pass and can be a threat with his legs.
In years past, a QB that scored a TD was usually on a quarterback sneak from the one-yard line. In today’s game, it’s not uncommon for a QB to have a running TD from outside the 10-yard line and beyond.
Carolina’s Cam Newton is probably the best example of what we are seeing in the multi-threat QB… he can pass and is dangerous when he takes off with the ball. In fact, if we look the QBs who have had the most games with a TD pass and a running TD since 1970, Newton sits atop this stat.
Here’s a look at the quarterbacks with the most games with a rushing TD and a TD pass in the same game.
37: Cam Newton
31: Steve Young
22: Daunte Culpepper, John Elway, Steve Grogan, Aaron Rodgers, Mike Vick
21: Terry Bradshaw, Donovan McNabb
20: Kordell Stewart
Looking at the QBs who have had the most games of this kind this season, we see a whole new generation of running QBs who fit this category. Dallas’ Dak Prescott leads the group with four games this season where he had a TD pass and a running D in the same contest. He is followed by DeShone Kizer and Tyrod Taylor with three games each, and Kirk Cousins, Josh McCown, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson with two games each.
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