Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Cam Newton, all are weapons in the run game, some of them especially are good in goalline situations.
So far this season quarterbacks have score about a quarter of all rushing touchdowns, the most since the merger, and we suspect the most since the days when the single-wing tailbacks were the passers and the key runners, though we didn't go that far back.
Here is the chart with 1967-70, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1990, 1995, then 2000-2020.
We included 1972 because we knew that there would be a spike that year due to Greg Landry and Bobby Douglass's years we remember off the top of our head. From 1967-69 Roman Gabriel was THE Rams short-yardage and goalline game scoring 15 on the ground, the most of any quarterback in the pro leagues.
As can be seen, there was a jump in 2011 with the arrival to the NFL of Cam Newton and it has trended up, in general since then, with a dip in 2014.Josh Allen has 25 the last three seasons, Cam Newton has 69 in his ten seasons in the league, Lamar Jackson has 19 in the last three years. Kyler Murray is not a power guy, but his quickness makes him a scoring threat from any distance.
Certainly, quarterbacks being multi-dimensional is not new, but it seems to have hit critical mass this year.