9 Fastest Quarterbacks in NFL History

Speed is a valuable asset for any quarterback in the NFL (National Football League), as it allows them to evade defenders, extend plays, and make big plays down the field. Over the years, many quarterbacks have distinguished themselves as some of the fastest players at the position.

Some players have relied on their speed to make a name for themselves in the league, while others have used it as a complementary weapon to their passing ability. But, regardless of how they have used their speed, these quarterbacks have all made their mark as some of the fastest players ever to play the game.

Their impressive speed has helped them overcome challenges and make memorable plays that have become part of NFL lore.

Here are 9 of the fastest quarterbacks in NFL history.

9. Michael Vick

Top Speed: 19 miles per hour
Birthday: June 26, 1980
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia
 Pro Career Started: 2001
 Team: Free Agent

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Michael Vick is a former NFL quarterback who is widely considered one of the fastest players at the position in league history. Vick played for several teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Jets. He was known for his exceptional running ability and was often able to evade defenders and extend plays with his speed and agility.

Vick was also a strong passer and had a strong arm, which made him a dangerous dual-threat quarterback. Vick retired in 2017 and is currently a free agent.

Did You Know:

Michael Vick was selected first overall in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Falcons and was named to four Pro Bowl teams during his career.


8. Josh Allen

Top Speed: 20.05 miles per hour
Birthday: May 21, 1996
Birthplace: Firebaugh, California
 Pro Career Started: 2018
 Team: Buffalo Bills

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Josh Allen is a professional football player currently the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). The Bills selected Allen with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Wyoming and was known for his strong arm and impressive athletic ability. He reached 20.05 mph on the 42-yard run.

Allen has had a successful start to his professional career and has shown improvement in his passing accuracy and decision-making from year to year. He has led the Bills to the playoffs in the past two seasons and has been named to the Pro Bowl twice.

Did You Know:

Josh Allen got the Fantasy Player of the Year Award at the 10th annual NFL Honors ceremony in the 2020 season.


7. Kyler Murray

Top Speed: 20.95 miles per hour
Birthday: August 7, 1997
Birthplace: Bedford, Texas
 Pro Career Started: 2019
 Team: Arizona Cardinals

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Kyler Murray is a professional football player currently the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals selected Murray with the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

He played college football at the University of Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football. Murray is known for his impressive athletic ability and strong arm and has had a successful start to his professional career.


6. Russell Wilson

Top Speed: 20.14 miles per hour
Birthday: November 29, 1988
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
 Pro Career Started: 2012
 Team: Denver Broncos

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The Seahawks selected Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and he has played for the team ever since. He has had a successful career, leading the Seahawks to eight playoff appearances and a Super Bowl championship from 2012-2021, and he is now playing for Denver Broncos.

Wilson is known for his strong arm and impressive athletic ability, and he has been named to the Pro Bowl eight times. He is also known for his leadership and ability to make big plays in clutch situations. Wilson has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league and is highly respected by his teammates and coaches.

Did You Know:

Russel Wilson won numerous awards in his career; Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year, and Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award.


5. Justin Fields

Top Speed: 20.15 miles per hour
Birthday: March 5, 1999
Birthplace: Kennesaw, Georgia
 Pro Career Started: 2021
 Team: Chicago Bears

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Justin Fields is a professional football player currently a quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). The Bears selected fields with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State University, where he was a highly-touted prospect and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Fields has a strong arm and is known for his athletic ability, and he is expected to have a successful career in the NFL. He is currently backing up veteran quarterback Andy Dalton but is expected to take over as the starting quarterback soon.

Did You Know:

Fields played high school football at Harrison High School in Georgia, where he was a highly-rated prospect and was ranked as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country.


4. Taysom Hill

Top Speed: 20.17 miles per hour
Birthday: August 23, 1990
Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho
 Pro Career Started: 2017
 Team: New Orleans Saints

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Taysom Hill is a professional football player currently a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Hill was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and has played for the team ever since. On Thanksgiving TD, Taysom Hill reached 20.17 MPH.

He is known for his impressive athletic ability and versatility, as he has lined up at several positions for the Saints, including quarterback, running back, receiver, and special teams. Hill has played a key role for the Saints in recent years and has become a fan favorite for his hard-nosed play style and ability to make big plays.


3. Daniel Stephen Jones III

Top Speed: 21.23 miles per hour
Birthday: May 27, 1997
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
 Pro Career Started: 2019
 Team: New York Giants

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Daniel Jones is a professional football player currently a quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). The Giants selected Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

He played college football at Duke University, where he was a highly-touted prospect and considered one of the draft’s top quarterback prospects. Jones has had a solid start to his professional career but has sometimes faced criticism for his inconsistent play.

He is currently the starting quarterback for the Giants and is expected to continue to improve and develop as a player.

Did You Know?

Jones played high school football at Charlotte Latin School in North Carolina, where he was a highly-rated prospect and was ranked as one of the top quarterback prospects in the country.


2. Lamar Jackson

Top Speed: 21.25 miles per hour
Birthday: January 7, 1997
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida
 Pro Career Started: 2018
 Team: Baltimore Ravens

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Lamar Jackson is a professional football player currently the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

The Ravens selected Jackson with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Louisville, where he won the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football.

Jackson has had a successful start to his professional career and has led the Ravens to the playoffs in the past three seasons. He is known for his exceptional speed and athletic ability and is considered one of the most dynamic and exciting players in the league.

Did You Know?

Jackson has been named to the Pro Bowl in his four seasons and has won the NFL MVP award twice.


1. Marcus Mariota

Top Speed: 21.5 miles per hour
Birthday: October 30, 1993
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
 Pro Career Started: 2015
 Team: Atlanta Falcons

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Marcus Mariota is the fastest quarterback in NFL history. The Titans selected him with the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He has had a successful career and is now playing for Atlanta Falcons.

He played college football at the University of Oregon, where he was a highly-touted prospect and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. His fastest speed record is 21.5 mph.

Mariota has had a solid career, leading the Titans to the playoffs in 2017 and 2020. He is known for his strong arm and athletic ability and is considered a strong leader and hard worker.

Did You Know?

Mariota played high school football at Saint Louis School in Hawaii, where he was a highly-rated prospect and was ranked as one of the top quarterback prospects in the country.

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