Desmond Ridder

Overall Rank
QB22
2023
Height
6' 3"
Weight
207 lbs
Hand Size
10"
(79th)
Draft Pick
3.10
(2022)
College
Cincinnati
Age
24.5
Best Comparable Player
Alex Smith
Workout Metrics
4.52
97th
126.5
95th
40-Yard Dash
Burst Score
Agility Score
Throw Velocity
Wonderlic Score
High School Metrics
76.4
(65th)
College QBR
8.4
(59th)
College YPA
20.0
(68th)
Breakout Age
Jason's Guy
Ridder Benched; Heinicke to Start Week 9
3 months ago

Taylor Heinicke Named Atlanta Falcons Starter For Week 9

Taylor Heinicke Named Starter For Week 9. In a not-so-surprising move, Coach Arthur Smith benches Desmond Ridder for veteran Taylor Heinicke.

In week 8, Ridder started the game but was pulled in the second half. Ridder was checked for a concussion but was cleared to return. In the second half, Taylor Heinicke completed 12 of 21 passes for 175 yards and one touchdown, with zero interceptions in the second half of the week 8 game.

This move to the veteran is an upgrade to the Falcons passing game. Heinicke has proved in the past that he is capable as a starter in the NFL. In nine games in 2022, Heinicke had a 62.2% completion percentage with 1,859 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. This is an upgrade for Kyle Pitts, Drake London, and the rest of the Falcon’s offense.

Desmond Ridder Articles & Advice

Must Starts and Sits | NFL Week 15

December 14, 2023
We are now in Week 15, which means playoffs for most and no byes for all. Every team plays this week, meaning a larger player pool to select a lineup from. Between key injuries and...
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Waiver Wire | Week 15

December 12, 2023
It's fantasy playoff time. Waiver Wire Week 15 is a crucial one to add players that can be started on the road to a fantasy championship.
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