More positives for Desmond Ridder

Another positive for Desmond Ridder


The Atlanta Falcons may have lost their second preseason game by a score of 24-16 to the New York Jets on Monday at MetLife Stadium, but they once again got a great taste of one who could lead their offense for many years into the future.

Center Desmond Ridder, their third-round pick (74th overall) at the most recent amateur auction, completed 10 of his 13 stints for 143 yards.

Ridder, however, risks playing second fiddle to Marcus Mariota in 2022. Acquired when the free agent market opened, the pivot has joined a receiver six times in 10, including once for a major, for a total of 132 yards.

In the Jets camp, former Canadian Football League player Chris Streveler completed eight of his 11 stints for 119 yards, a major and an interception. He also carried the ball six times for 33 yards.