Lamar Jackson sends message to Michael Vick as he gets set to break record

Lamar Jackson has claimed it will be an "honour" if he breaks Michael Vick's record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season.

The Baltimore Ravens star is widely expected to do so having amassed 977 yards with four games still to play.

Vick rushed for 1039 yards while playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006, but with the Ravens, and in particular Jackson, on a roll it looks like it'll be a case of when rather than if.

"It'd be an honour," Jackson said Wednesday, via the Ravens' official Twitter account.

"Like I said, Mike Vick's my favourite player. For me to do such a thing, it's incredible. He had that record for a long time. It would be pretty cool, but I'm focused on the win, regardless."

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Vick was known for his speed off the mark and features on three occasions in the top 10 single-season rushing performances by a quarterback.

All three efforts came with the Falcons in 2002, 2004 and 2006 and the 39-year-old, who retired in 2015, admits he thought his record would stand forever.

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"I'll be honest: I didn't think it would ever be broken," Vick said, via the Ravens official website.

"I didn't think a guy would come along and play between the tight hashes and do the things that I've done, but it's just a pleasure for me to watch and see another guy just emulating that style — and doing it better."

The AFC North leaders face a difficult trip to Buffalo where the 9-3 Bills will hope to snap their eight-match winning streak.

But Jackson's Ravens will hold no fear having dispatched of the San Francisco 49ers last time out thanks to a last second field goal.

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