Can Cardinals’ Murray Catch Vick On NFL’s Career Rushing Yards List?

Can Cardinals’ Murray Catch Vick On NFL’s Career Rushing Yards List?
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Few NFL quarterbacks feature the kind of duel threat talents that fifth-year Arizona Cardinals signal caller Kyler Murray has at his disposal on any given Sunday. 

The former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick has shown an innate ability to do it all for the Cardinals, tossing seamless spirals from sideline to sideline, while also having the speed to beat opposing defenses to the edge on any down.

And for a while, he had the Cardinals front and center when it comes to Arizona betting apps.

Michael Vick still holds the career rushing record for quarterbacks at 6,109 yards. With the number of dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL now, his record is in danger of being broken by multiple active QBs. 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 and not available at Arizona sports betting sites.

Can Murray Catch Michael Vick?

Given Murray’s current recovery from an ACL tear, we’re in a bit of a holding pattern to see how well the 26-year-old recovers.

Murray enters the 2023 season with 2,204 rushing yards in 57 regular season contests, averaging out to 38.7 yards per game.

If Murray can continue gaining yards on the ground at that pace, he’ll average roughly 657.3 rushing yards per season, which means he’d have to hit that mark for roughly six consecutive seasons to match Vick’s career rushing yardage mark of 6,109 yards.

Given Murray’s career-to-date rushing yardage average of 551 yards per season, assuming he’ll be able to up his game on the ground (especially on the heels of such an injury) is a lot to ask.  

That’s part of the reason why we have Murray at +9000 to pass Vick on the NFL’s all-time rushing yardage list, ranking well behind other current quarterbacks — such as Lamar Jackson of Baltimore (-2000), Justin Fields of Chicago (-200), Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia (-175) and Josh Allen of Buffalo (+110).

The Cardinals enter the season with low expectations, as BetMGM Arizona lists them at +20000 to win the Super Bowl, tied for last in the NFL.



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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