Former Atlanta Falcons great still the all-time leading rusher
By Nick Halden
3. Randall Cunningham 4,928-rushing yards 35-rushing touchdowns
Randall Cunningham may not have had Vick’s speed or Cam’s physicality what he did have, however, was an elite ability to pick running lanes and make the first guy miss. He finished his career with an 82-52 record despite never becoming an elite passer.
With his career starting in 1985 with the Eagles and ending in 2001 with the Ravens Cunningham played in the perfect era for his skill set allowing him to often lean on the run and make plays in the passing game just often enough to consistently become a rushing threat.
His best season on the ground came in 1990 with the Eagles when he finished with 942-rushing yards and carried the Eagles to a 10-6 record on the season. He will be remembered as one of the better quarterbacks in Eagles history and an elite athlete who often seemed to be a step ahead of the defense.
Interestingly enough none of the top three leading rushers have ever won a Super Bowl. While one could argue this is simply coincidence it is certainly noteworthy, especially in today’s pass-heavy league.