Atlanta Falcons name former Duck QB Marcus Mariota starter for 2022 opener

By Bryan DeArdo, CBS Sports: After one day of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have settled on the team’s new starting quarterback. The job will go to Marcus Mariota, the former No. 2 overall pick who is entering his first season with the franchise.

With Mariota tabbed as the starter, rookie Desmond Ridder, the 74th overall pick in the year’s draft, will serve as Atlanta’s backup quarterback.

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