This is a weird coincidence. Prior to the Atlanta Falcons’ matchup with the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago, we highlighted how that matchup would feature two of College Football’s four most-winningest quarterbacks ever. Now, this week’s game decided to one-up that.
The Falcons starting quarterback has the third most wins in CFB history, while the probable starter for the Cardinals has the second-most wins.
There is only one CFB QB with more wins than the Falcons and Cardinals starters
Just a couple weeks ago we were talking about how the Falcons starting quarterback had the third-most wins in CFB history and the Saints’ starter had the fourth-most wins. Now, the Cardinals will make that claim look silly as they will be starting a quarterback who is second on that list.
Clearly, the Falcons quarterback is Desmond Ridder who went 44-6 during his time at Cincinnati. Ridder will be making just his third start in the NFL.
As for the Cardinals, they lost their Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray a few weeks ago. Colt McCoy stepped in until he suffered a concussion which prompted Trace McSorley to start last Sunday in their loss to the Buccaneers.
Colt McCoy has been cleared to play against the Atlanta Falcons, and it just so happens that he went 45-8 during his time in college at Texas.
At this point, Kellen Moore, who has the most wins in CFB history, will quit his job as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator in the next few days, unretire from the NFL, and take over for Tom Brady when the Buccaneers travel to Atlanta in week 18 so that he can one-up this article.
Anyways, these two College Football legends will go head-to-head in Atlanta for the first time in their careers. It will be Desmond Ridder’s first start in his home stadium.
Update: Cardinals will start QB David Blough due to reappearance of concussion symptoms in QB Colt McCoy.