Jalen Hurts, former Alabama and Oklahoma QB, breaks NFL record previously held by Cam Newton
Jalen Hurts is now the NFL’s all-time record holder for the most rushing touchdowns across a single season by a quarterback, surpassing Cam Newton’s mark of 14 set in 2011, his rookie season out of Auburn.
The former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback broke the record with over a pair of regular season games to go, too. He’s now rushed for an average of 1 touchdown per game while throwing for 19.
A good portion of those touchdowns have come via the Tush Push, which has become a nearly unstoppable play popularized by Philidelphia. If the Eagles have a yard or less to go, there’s an almost certainty that they will convert.
Speak of the devil:
Jalen Hurts with 15 rushing TDs this season. Passing Cam Newton for the most ever in a season by a quarterback
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 25, 2023
Hurts has objectively taken a slight step back from last year’s stellar campaign, but he’s still performing at a high level for the 10-4 Eagles, which are fighting for a top seed in the NFC playoff race. So far this season Hurts has thrown for 3,335 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Hurts’ 15 rushing touchdowns ranks 3rd in the NFL – regardless of position – behind only Miami’s Raheem Mostert and San Francisco’s Christian McCaffery.