Former Pro Bowl receiver has high praise for Falcons rookie QB
They always say that great players know when they see another great player, and for the Atlanta Falcons, they can only hope that that statement comes true for them.
In what was generally considered a very weak quarterback class leading up to the draft—which is evident when you consider that only one quarterback was taken in the first two rounds—the Falcons have nonetheless been praised for their selection of quarterback Desmond Ridder in the third round.
Former Pro Bowl WR, Dez Bryant, praises the Falcons’ rookie quarterback
After the trade of Matt Ryan, you knew that the Atlanta Falcons had to make a couple moves to fix the quarterback room, one of those moves came immediately with the signing of Marcus Mariota, while the other came later on with the selection of Desmond Ridder.
The consensus among fans seems to be that Ridder could actually become the next great quarterback in the NFL, and former Dallas Cowboys receiver, Dez Bryant, certainly agrees with them.
He has a very valid point, the Falcons no doubt got a guy who has all the confidence in the world and someone who knows how to transform a mediocre team into a playoff team.
Desmond Ridder led what was considered to be a mediocre Cincinnati team into the College Football Playoffs. Although they were handled by Alabama in the playoffs, they demonstrated throughout the year that they were worthy of being the fourth-ranked team in the nation and they only lost two games in the past two years.
Now looking forward, he and all the fans hope that he will lead what was a mediocre Falcons team last year, to a perennial playoff team within the next few years.
He has already made some strong statements about not leaving the Falcons without winning at least one Super Bowl, now we will see if that confidence can take over the league.