Desmond Ridder RUMORS & NEWS

Desmond Ridder

Position Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 215 lbs
Birthplace Louisville, Kentucky
Current Team Cincinnati
  • Falcons' Marcus Mariota Says He'll 'Absolutely' Mentor Rookie Desmond Ridder

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota told reporters that he will "absolutely" mentor rookie signal-caller Desmond Ridder when asked about it during a Thursday press conference: "Absolutely. I kind of always view that relationship in the quarterback room..." May 27

  • Dez Bryant is bullish on Desmond Ridder

    Larry Brown Sports "Dez Bryant believes that one rookie who shares his namesake has the chance to be a solid NFL quarterback. Bryant tweeted on Monday that he’s high on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder due to the quarterback’s approach and confidence. " May 16

  • Falcons rookie minicamp: QB Desmond Ridder is already pushing his new teammates

    The Athletic "The Atlanta Falcons’ eight rookie draft picks stepped onto an NFL practice field for the first time Friday. Quarterback Desmond Ridder was not impressed. “He pulled us over (after Friday’s practice) and was like, ‘We messed up a lot..." May 14

  • Desmond Ridder: Is the Falcons’ rookie quarterback ready to be an NFL starter?

    The Athletic "Falcons head coach Arthur Smith hates player comparisons. New Atlanta quarterback Desmond Ridder loves them. When Ridder was selected by the Falcons with the 74th pick in the NFL Draft, he told reporters he felt like it was a natural..." May 10

  • Why Falcons picked Desmond Ridder over Malik Willis during 2022 NFL Draft

    Sporting News "The Falcons made one of the more surprising choices of the 2022 NFL Draft when they selected Desmond Ridder in the third round. That Ridder was selected with the 74th overall pick wasn't much of a surprise. He was widely expected to be a Day 2 pick at the quarterback position, so..." May 09

  • Terry Fontenot opens door for competition between Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder

    Pro Football Talk "After a dizzying few days that resulted in the failure to trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson and the decision to trade quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons signed Marcus Mariota, ostensibly to be the starter. In the third round of last week’s draft, the Falcons added..." May 04

  • Falcons' Desmond Ridder says NFL messed up letting him fall to 74th pick

    CBS Sports "In most drafts, being the second quarterback to come off the board isn't anything to turn your nose to. That said, in a draft like this year where only one quarterback was taken in the first two rounds, it does change the scope of things. While Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder did..." May 04

  • Baker Mayfield, Malik Willis, Desmond Ridder, Sam Darnold? 8 QB options for the Panthers

    The Athletic "A few days after the Rams beat Cincinnati in the Super Bowl on their home L.A. turf, we explored the Panthers’ quarterback options if they chose to acquire one via trade or free agency, as they did the first two offseasons under Matt Rhule. Everything and..." April 19

  • Seahawks Hosting QB Desmond Ridder

    Pro Football Rumors "Widely believed to be one of the few teams with at least some question marks surrounding their immediate quarterback future, the Seahawks are hosting their first draft prospect at the position. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports (on Twitter) that Seattle is meeting with former..." April 13

  • 2022 NFL Draft: Pros and cons of Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis and other top QBs

    The Athletic "Every scouting process comes down to the eye of the beholder. That becomes more apparent with each passing week before the 2022 NFL Draft. There is little consensus about any position. A team or analyst’s top guy is another’s middle-round afterthought. The quarterback position, in..." April 08

  • Desmond Ridder Could Be 2022 NFL Draft's Best QB—Even over Malik Willis

    Bleacher Report "There has been no shortage of words written about the quarterback class of 2022. But where the past couple of drafts produced gushing over no-doubt No. 1 overall picks in Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow, this year has brought hand-wringing over the relative lack of talent at the position...." April 08

  • Steelers Hosting Desmond Ridder

    Pro Football Rumors "As the Steelers’ work on this year’s quarterback draft class continues, the team is turning its attention to Cincinnati alum Desmond Ridder. Pittsburgh is hosting him for one of their top-30 visits today, as noted by Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. This marks..." April 07

  • Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder Has Top 30 Visits With Panthers, Seahawks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Albert Breer reports the Panthers will host Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder for a top 30 visit next week, along with a number of other quarterbacks.  Jordan Schultz has also been told Ridder’s visit schedule will include a trip out to Seattle with the..." April 06

  • Desmond Ridder has wildly confident take ahead of NFL Draft

    Clutch Points "Cincinnati Bearcats star Desmond Ridder isn’t lacking confidence ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, and his self-assurance appears to be improving his draft stock. Ridder is currently tabbed as a late first-round pick, but reports suggest that teams are quite high on the Cincinnati..." April 06


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