Having a quarterback who can run with the ball can make it really difficult for defenses to scheme against the offense. There are not that many good running quarterbacks out there though. Who has rushed for more yards as a quarterback for the New York Jets than anyone else? The answer is Richard Todd.
During his career with the Jets, Richard Todd carried the ball 231 times for 821 yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged 3.6 yards per carry and 8.0 yards rushing per game. His longest run from scrimmage went for 31 yards. On the list of all time rushing yards leaders for the New York Jets, Richard Todd is 21st, ahead of Dick Christy and Tom Newton, and behind Mark Smolinski and Roger Vick.
Other Jets quarterbacks and where they place on the team’s all time rushing yards list:
24th – Al Dorow (1960-61)
35th – Chad Pennington (2000-07)
36th – Ken O’Brien (1984-92)
46th – Ray Lucas (1997-2000)
51st – Vinny Testaverde (1998-2003, 2005)
55th – Boomer Esiason (1993-95)
64th – Pat Ryan (1981-89)
67th – Brooks Bollinger (2004-05)
68th – Joe Namath (1965-76)
73rd – Kellen Clemens (2006-08)
79th – Rick Mirer (1999)
92nd – Neil O’Donnell (1996-97)
97th – Browning Nagle (1991-92)