1. Desmond Ridder
This will obviously change as the off-season moves on but for now the Falcons have an argument of having the best quarterback in the division. When you’re competing against Kyle Trask, Jacob Eason, and a running back pretending to play the quarterback position in New Orleans the bar is set rather low.
However, even as the quarterbacks in the NFC South change during the off-season Atlanta has the advantage of already having their starter rostered and on a rookie contract. Atlanta should already have an idea of the type of players they want to target to put around Ridder and what they will do with the cap space they are saving by putting Desmond in as the starter.
Ridder went head-to-head with Trask the final week of the season and clearly was the superior quarterback. Add in the cap problems New Orleans and Tampa is facing and the only team that should be able to swing big at the position is Carolina. The Saints and Bucs are two teams in need of a rebuild. Atlanta has the most important position on the field in the second year of a rookie deal while the rest of the division is searching for answers.