Falcons QB Desmond Ridder Says He Doesn’t Care About His Stats If The Team Continues To Win

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Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback, Desmond Ridder, expressed he’s committed to team success over individual statistics following their season-opening 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

In his first year as the full-time starter for the Falcons, Ridder’s performance reflected his team-first mentality.

During the game, Ridder only threw the ball 18 times but made the most of his opportunities, completing 15 passes for a total of 115 yards.

He also added a touchdown pass to rookie running back Bijan Robinson, who showcased his skills with an impressive 11-yard charge into the end zone.

“I’ve told you guys several times I’m not a stat person, so I don’t care how many times I throw the ball or whatever; I just want to win at the end of the day,” Ridder stated.

While the young quarterback expressed confidence in his familiarity with the Falcons’ offensive system, Ridder emphasized the team’s primary goal. “Last week, we never got into the rhythm that we wanted to get in,”

Ridder explained. “Again, at the end of the day, whatever is going to help us win, that’s what we’re going to do. I just want to win.”

Ridder and the Falcons now face the challenge of taking on the 1-0 Green Bay Packers’ on Week 2.