3. Desmond Ridder, Falcons
After starting the season 2-0, the Atlanta Falcons have dropped two games in a row and now stand at 2-2. The fast start came by way of the Falcons defense playing much better than they did a year ago, in addition to the offensive game plan being to continue to run the football often and effectively.
Bijan Robinson has been great, and quite honestly, he should be touching the ball as much as possible. This offense is not going to get the passing game off the ground behind Desmond Ridder. As likable as he is, Ridder simply isn't an NFL caliber starting quarterback. He is completing 62.2 percent of his passes (74 of 119) and has thrown for 744 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Ridder is quarterbacking an offense that has seen backup tight end Jonnu Smith earn nearly as many targets (20) as Kyle Pitts (21) and Drake London (22). Somehow, Smith leads the team in receiving with 179 yards. This is not a sustainable passing offense. Ridder has to get the football to his top two playmakers in London and Pitts, and until he does that more regularly, he's going to continue to be toward the bottom of the league in most categories.