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Sources: Atlanta Falcons trading quarterback Desmond Ridder to Arizona Cardinals

The Atlanta Falcons are trading quarterback Desmond Ridder to the Arizona Cardinals for wide receiver Rondale Moore, sources tell Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein.

The team signed Kirk Cousins to a four-year contract earlier this week, making Ridder expendable.

We will bring you the latest on this story as it develops on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4:00 p.m.

Atlanta drafted Ridder out of Cincinnati in Round 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Ridder started 17 games for the Falcons across the last two seasons, throwing 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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Although he had some positive moments, costly turnovers and stretches of inaccuracy plagued Ridder in 2023.

In Moore, the Falcons are getting a speedy offensive weapon who has 135 catches and four touchdowns across his first three NFL seasons.

At 5 feet 7 inches, Moore is one of the shortest players in the NFL.

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