Marcus Mariota, QB (ATL)

No QB change being considered

The Falcons intend to stick with Mariota as their starting quarterback for as long as the team remains in playoff contention, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Atlanta is coming off two straight losses with Mariota under center, but the team remains just one game out of contention for first place in the NFC South heading into Sunday's matchup against the Bears. Head coach Arthur Smith reportedly isn't considering any changes to the quarterback position, even with rookie third-round pick Desmond Ridder awaiting a chance to be evaluated. It's possible, however, that if the Falcons were to fall out of playoff contention, the situation could be revisited. Mariota has surpassed 200 passing yards in only three of 10 appearances this season, though his 347 rushing yards and three scores on the ground have added a dynamic aspect to Atlanta's offense.

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Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

QB | ATL

Throws game-sealing INT

Mariota completed 13 of 24 passes for 167 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh. He also rushed three times for 17 yards.

Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts

TE | ATL

Undergoes surgery Wednesday

Pitts announced Wednesday via his personal Instagram account that he underwent surgery to repair a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee.

Caleb Huntley

RB | ATL

Two touches in loss

Huntley rushed once for 12 yards and caught his only target for one yard during Sunday's 19-13 loss versus Washington.