Resetting the Falcons: How Ridder’s Influence Could Determine Atlanta’s Starting Quarterback

ATLANTA: With a bye week, Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith hopes to make his final decision on the team’s starting quarterback. Desmond Ridder’s confidence in a recent game makes him a strong candidate for the role. Ridder, a 2022 third-round draft pick, replaced injured quarterback Taylor Heinicke in the last game. Smith praised Ridder’s desire to have the ball in his hands.

The Falcon’s 4-6 record makes the quarterback decision critical as the team returns from their bye week. The team’s last three losses were by a combined 10 points, indicating the need for a steady leader on the field. The outcome of the decision could also impact Smith’s future with the team.