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Factoid: Will Levis

That’s a weird game for Will Levis. He finished with a passer rating of 143.8, but the Titans lost their game by 20 points. That doesn’t happen often.   more »

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Atlanta officially names Ridder as starting QB

Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith confirmed earlier this week that second-year pro DESMOND RIDDER will begin the upcoming season as the team’s starting quarterback. Smith committed publicly to Ridder forMore the first time since the end of last season, after Ridder went 2-2 over the final four games of Atlanta’s season. Ridder is a third-round draft pick out of Cincinnati who spent the first 13 games of the season backing up MARCUS MARIOTA before eventually being named the starter in December. Less



Eagles sign free agent QB Mariota

The Philadelphia Eagles have reached an agreement with veteran free agent quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA on a one-year deal worth up to $8 million. Mariota, 29, started the first 13 games ofMore the 2022 season for the Atlanta Falcons before being benched for rookie quarterback DESMOND RIDDER. In Philadelphia, Mariota seems to have a skill set closer to starting quarterback JALEN HURTS than previous backup GARDNER MINSHEW. With Minshew now in Indianapolis, Mariota will get the call should Hurts miss any time. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Falcons release veteran QB Mariota

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday that the team has officially parted ways with veteran quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA. Mariota signed a two-year deal with the Falcons last offseason, but the teamMore decided to save about $12 million in salary cap space instead of keeping him around for another season. With Mariota out of the picture, the Falcons appear committed to quarterback DESMOND RIDDER, the 74th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Less

Source: Team Website


Mariota finished with Falcons?

Atlanta falcons head coach Arthur Smith said on Wednesday that quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA will be placed on injured reserve and will undergo a knee procedure next week. The Falcons will notMore know how long Mariota’s recovery will take until after he has the surgery. Mariota’s timeline may not matter, however, since the veteran signal caller reportedly left the team after learning that rookie quarterback DESMOND RIDDER would be taking over as the starter. Shortly after he was informed of his demotion, Mariota strangely decided to step away from the team. Less

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Falcons QB Mariota likely headed to injured reserve

With the Atlanta Falcons naming DESMOND RIDDER the starting quarterback moving forward, head coach Arthur Smith said the team anticipates moving veteran quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA to injured reserve with what isMore being described as a chronic knee injury. With a trip to injured reserve requiring Mariota to miss a minimum of four games, and just four games remaining, his season comes to an end. The Falcons also signed former Tennessee practice squad quarterback LOGAN WOODSIDE to the active roster, meaning he will likely serve as Ridder’s backup. Less

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Falcons turning to QB Ridder for Week #15 matchup vs. Saints

The Atlanta Falcons are inserting rookie quarterback DESMOND RIDDER into the starting lineup for the team’s Week #15 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Veteran quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA has struggled forMore much of the season, and he now takes a seat on the bench as the backup to Ridder. The Falcons are reportedly excited about Ridder’s prospects, especially his maturity and leadership. Time will tell if Ridder provides fantasy value where Mariota did not. Less



Falcons to make quarterback change?

Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith indicated after Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that the team would “evaluate everything” heading into the Week #14 bye. While Falcons fans and fantasyMore owners have clamored to see rookie DESMOND RIDDER replace veteran MARCUS MARIOTA, Smith has continually dismissed the idea of a quarterback change. Sitting at 5-8 following Sunday’s loss, it sounds like the Falcons are closer than ever to a possible quarterback switch. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less



Falcons to stick with Mariota as starting quarterback

Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said on Monday that there is no quarterback “situation”, adding that the team will move forward with MARCUS MARIOTA as the starting quarterback. Mariota hasMore struggled in recent weeks, leaving many to speculate that the team might turn to rookie signal-caller DESMOND RIDDER. The Falcons will look to end a two-game losing streak this Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Falcons coach Smith not worried about fantasy football

Cover your ears, KYLE PITTS owners. Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith was asked about Pitts’ lack of involvement in the offense two games into the season. Smith told reporters thatMore “It’s not fantasy football”, adding that the team is “just trying to win”. Not fantasy football? Falcons quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA said that Pitts was double teamed at times, adding that Pitts will get his targets and he will eventually find the ball. Fantasy owners are hoping that Pitts finds the ball sooner rather than later. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Factoid: Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota has looked good in both of his preseason appearances. I’m starting to think it’s time to consider whether he might be surprisingly decent as a second quarterback (in a typical 12-team fantasy league).  more »


Around the NFL: Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder looked pretty good last night, making me wonder when he might get a chance to start for the Falcons this year. This team isn't going anywhere, and at some point they'll want to see what he can do. Recent history gives him fairly long odds of starting that many games, though.   more »



QBs Mariota, Ridder add dynamic element to Falcons offense

Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks MARCUS MARIOTA and DESMOND RIDDER combined for 82 yards on nine carries in Friday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. After years of a stationary MATT RYANMore at quarterback, the Falcons offense could look significantly different this season. Fantasy owners, however, will need to decide which quarterback will lead the way this year. While Mariota is expected to start the season, the rookie Ridder looked impressive in his debut and could end up starting sooner than later if he continues to impress. Less

Source: Team Website

Around the NFL: Marcus Mariota

There'd been a report recently suggesting third-rounder Desmond Ridder would start for the Falcons, but maybe that was overly optimistic. A more recent one says that Mariota is "far ahead" of the rookie, which makes sense. It's probably good news for the offense, and its most desirable receiver.   more »

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Factoid: Atlanta Falcons

There’s been some chatter about Desmond Ridder maybe challenging for the starting job in Atlanta, but I don’t know that it really matters. I don’t think there’s any chance of Marcus Mariota playing the full season.  more »


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