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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder is about to take on what he describes as his “dream job.” 

On Wednesday, Ridder addressed the media for the first time since being named Atlanta’s starting quarterback. He described his thoughts on the major move. 

Ridder said that he’s trying to mirror his approach to that of a veteran in the league. It’s what the former Cincinnati quarterback will need as he faces his first professional start on Sunday at New Orleans. 

The Falcons benched quarterback Marcus Mariota last Thursday to give Ridder, the team’s third-round pick this past spring, the chance to prove his worth. Mariota will go on injured reserve with a planned knee surgery. 

At 5-8, the Falcons are improbably still in the mix in a struggling NFC South. While Ridder might not be able to navigate the team toward a division title, he still could help give the Falcons some assurance he would be ready to be their starter in 2023. 

Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London spoke to the growth Ridder has made since being drafted by the team. 

During Wednesday’s open session, Ridder and Falcons 2022 first-round pick Drake London got some reps in together. It could be a prolific connection for Atlanta for years to come if Ridder lives up to his potential. 

That journey starts on Sunday as Ridder and the Falcons take on their archrivals, the Saints, in a crucial division matchup. 

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