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Quarterback Rushing First Downs: 2016 NFL Season

Quarterback Rushing First Downs details the total number of first downs each NFL quarterback has rushed for over the course of the season including total rushing attempts and the percent of rushing attempts gained a first down.

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Quarterback Rushing First Downs are the number of rushing attempts by a quarterback that resulted in a first down.  In this category there is great differential between those at the top of the list and regular quarterbacks at the bottom of this list.  Quarterbacks known for being “pocket passers” rarely leave the pocket and thus rarely achieve first downs while running.  Other quarterbacks, such as Cam Newton and Michael Vick a decade ago, can hurt a defense as much with their feet as with their arm and thus often lead the league in quarterback rushing first downs.  Being able to move the chains either with their arm or their feet can make quarterbacks a huge asset to their team.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Quarterback Rushing First Downs
RankPlayerTeamRushing AttemptsRushing First DownsRushing First Downs %
1Tyrod TaylorBUF953132.6
2Colin KaepernickSF692840.6
3Cam NewtonCAR902831.1
4Aaron RodgersGB672537.3
5Dak PrescottDAL572136.8
6Blake BortlesJAX582034.5
7Andrew LuckIND642031.3
8Marcus MariotaTEN601931.7
9Andy DaltonCIN461737.0
10Russell WilsonSEA721622.2
11Carson WentzPHI461532.6
12Blaine GabbertSF401537.5
13Matthew StaffordDET371540.5
14Kirk CousinsWAS341441.2
15Matt RyanATL351337.1
16Brock OsweilerHOU301343.3
17Ryan TannehillMIA391025.6
18Robert Griffin IIICLE311032.3
19Jameis WinstonTB531018.9
20Tom BradyNE281035.7
21Alex SmithKC48918.8
22Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ33721.2
23Case KeenumLA20735.0
24Drew BreesNO23730.4
25Trevor SiemianDEN28621.4
26Joe FlaccoBAL21628.6
27Derek CarrOAK39512.8
28Jacoby BrissettNE16531.3
29Kevin HoganCLE8562.5
30Ben RoethlisbergerPIT16318.8
31Sam BradfordMIN20315.0
32EJ ManuelBUF8337.5
33Carson PalmerARI14321.4
34Philip RiversSD14214.3
35Tom SavageHOU6233.3
36Eli ManningNYG2129.5
37Trevone BoykinSEA8112.5
38Bryce PettyNYJ5120.0
39Cody KesslerCLE1119.1
40Jimmy GaroppoloNE10110.0
41Jared GoffLA8112.5
42Geno SmithNYJ2150.0
43Jay CutlerCHI5120.0
44Paxton LynchDEN1119.1
45Chad HenneJAX100.0
46Charlie WhitehurstCLE200.0
47Josh McCownCLE700.0
48Matt BarkleyCHI700.0
49Matt McGloinOAK300.0
50Matt MooreMIA100.0
51Derek AndersonCAR100.0
52Landry JonesPIT600.0
53David FalesCHI100.0
54Ryan MallettBAL500.0
55Matt SchaubATL200.0
56Brian HoyerCHI700.0
57Nick FolesKC400.0
58Scott TolzienIND600.0
59Matt CasselTEN400.0
60Brett HundleyGB300.0
61Mark SanchezDAL400.0
62Kellen ClemensSD200.0
63Drew StantonARI300.0
64Cardale JonesBUF100.0
65Sean MannionLA100.0
66Shaun HillMIN500.0
Quarterback Rushing First Downs By Season:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |

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