Desmond Ridder Net Worth

Desmond Ridder is an American professional football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round with the 74th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati. This article is about Desmond Ridder’s net worth, contract, salary, earnings, biography, wife, and more.

Desmond Ridder’s Biography and Career

James Desmond Ridder was born on August 31, 1999, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. He attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, and played football as a quarterback.

College Career

Desmond joined the University of Cincinnati and played college football for the Bearcats from 2017-2021.

Ridder redshirted his true freshman season. He became the Bearcats’ starting quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2018 and passed for 2,445 yards with 20 touchdowns and gained 583 yards rushing along with five touchdowns and was named the AAC Rookie of the Year. He was a two-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2020, 2021).

Professional Career

Desmond Ridder was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round with the 74th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. He was just the second quarterback to be selected in the draft. The quarterback has been playing for the Falcons since 2022.

In his rookie season in 2022, Ridder made his NFL debut in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints, where he was 13-of-26 for 97 yards, zero touchdowns, zero interceptions, and 38 rushing yards in the 18–21 loss. Ridder finished the season with 708 passing yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions, an 86.4 passer rating, and 64 rushing yards.

Desmond Ridder’s Net Worth and Salary

In 2023, quarterback Desmond Ridder’s net worth is $2 million. His prime source of earnings is his football contract. His average annual salary is $1,340,740 for the Falcons.


In 2022, Desmond Ridder signed a four-year rookie contract with the Atlanta Falcons, worth $5.36 million. The contract came with a signing bonus of $1,080,336 and a total guarantee of $1,080,336. His contract is due to expire in 2026.

Career Earnings

Desmond Ridder has played 1 season with the Atlanta Falcons. His career earnings are $1,785,336, only from football salaries.

The following table refers to Ridder’s career earnings in 1 season.

2022Atlanta Falcons $1,785,336

Personal Info

Full NameJames Desmond Ridder
BornAugust 31, 1999
Current ClubAtlanta Falcons 
NFL Draft2022 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Shirt No.9
Age 23
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg)
BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, U.S
Nationality American
Net Worth$2 million 
Average Annual Salary$1,340,740 
Relationship StatusMarried
WifeClaire Cornett
Instagram @desmondridder


Desmond Ridder is currently in a relationship. His gorgeous girlfriend is Claire Cornett. They have been together since 2016, but their love story dates back to their childhood days. They got married in July 2022.

Desmond Ridder wife Claire
Source: Instagram


Born on August 31, 1999. He is 23 years old.


He is 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) tall.


He is 207 lbs (94 kg).

NFL Stats

[As of Week 18, 2022]

Passing yards 708
Completion percentage 63.5%
Passer rating 86.4
Rushing yards64


What is Desmond Ridder’s Net Worth?

In 2023, his net worth will be $2 million.

How much is his average annual salary?


Which college did he play for?


What is his shirt no.?

He wears No. 9 for the Falcons.

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