The Atlanta Falcons have pulled the trigger and named Desmond Ridder the starting quarterback over Marcus Mariota for the first game out of the bye week. It is big news so it is definitely being talked about on Twitter right now.
We will take a look at what people are saying about the Falcons turning to their rookie quarterback out of Cincinnati.
What Twitter has to say about the Atlanta Falcons’ new QB1, Desmond Ridder
Today got started off with some exciting news as it was reported that the Atlanta Falcons would be turning to their rookie quarterback, Desmond Ridder, to hopefully close out the season on a positive note. It will also give the coaches some film to evaluate in the offseason to help them get a grasp of what Ridder could become.
Let’s get right to the news and see what different people are saying about the new Falcons quarterback, starting with Robert Griffin III’s tweet.
It is great to see a former quarterback seem excited about the new era in Atlanta. Next, here are some good thoughts on the switch to the rookie and what you can expect to see with him behind center.
That last part is worth mentioning, we need to let the rookie figure himself out as a starting NFL quarterback. Even if he plays bad through the four games, we shouldn’t bury him already. There have been plenty of quarterbacks who have looked bad initially and needed some time to get their feet under them.
Then there is this stat that Ridder can hopefully blow out of the water. Either way, Marcus Mariota probably would have had similar stats as Kurt Kittner
The only thing I can say about these two things is that they are total facts.
That tweet came before the news of his promotion but it is definitely true. Watching him complete passes no matter the difficulty will be a thing of beauty.
And we will leave you with that from the fake Stephen A. Smith because it is simply true. Drake London should be happier than anyone right now.