Desmond Ridder RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marcus Mariota Named Falcons' Starting QB over Desmond Ridder at Start of Camp

    Bleacher Report "It didn't take long into training camp for Marcus Mariota to establish himself as the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. "Obviously, we've got a plan for each of them. Marcus is the starter," quarterbacks coach Charles London said when discussing Mariota..." July 28

  • Falcons QB Desmond Ridder agrees to 4-year rookie deal

    Sportsnaut "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder agreed to his four-year rookie deal, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday. The third-round draft pick’s contract is worth a reported $5.362 million and includes a $1.08 million signing bonus. " July 19

  • Atlanta Falcons QB Marcus Mariota ‘far ahead’ of Desmond Ridder for Week 1 job

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Falcons are turning the page to a new era heading into the 2022 NFL season, replacing fan-favorite Matt Ryan with a quarterback battle between Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder. While the rookie might make a few starts this year, it seems the quarterback..." July 02

  • Rookie QB Desmond Ridder has impressed the Atlanta Falcons in short order

    ESPN "Desmond Ridder went home after practice, pulled up the voice recorder app on his iPhone, hit record and started to speak. He looked at the script of playcalls from practice and went through each one, reading the proper cadence and language he needed to articulate. Then..." June 30

  • Desmond Ridder expected to compete for Falcons starting QB job this summer

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Falcons happily drafted quarterback Desmond Ridder with the 74th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, believing he could challenge Marcus Mariota for the starting job. While Mariota remains the favorite to take the field in Week 1, it’s not a foregone..." June 24

  • QB Desmond Ridder Must Start For Falcons During the 2022 Campaign

    Bleacher Report "Desmond Ridder sat slumped over while clearly overwhelmed by a moment he didn't quite expect during NFL draft weekend. Bleacher Report's top-rated quarterback prospect in the 2022 class fell all the way to the 74th overall pick. "It shouldn't have took this..." June 20

  • Could Desmond Ridder see time at QB this season for Falcons?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Pickett could end up seeing some playing time very early in the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But there is another rookie quarterback who could see some playing time this season too: Desmond Ridder. The Atlanta Falcons traded Matt Ryan to Indianapolis this offseason after..." June 12