2023 NFL Starting QBs, Ranked

32. Desmond Ridder — Atlanta Falcons

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2023 Stats: 5 games, completed 102-of-156 passes, 1073 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT

Labeled the “most NFL ready” QB prospect in last year’s draft, Desmond Ridder responded well in his first taste of action. In four starts, Ridder connected on a pair of passing touchdowns while throwing zero interceptions. Ridder has a lot of the traits teams look for in a franchise QB — good athlete, quick processor, and accurate thrower. However, Ridder’s first full season as a starter hasn’t gone quite as swimmingly. The Falcons offense has struggled to move the ball through the air, and Ridder has done a poor job of getting the ball to his playmakers. He’ll need to channel some of the factors that made him successful at Cincinnati in order to find success at this level.