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NFL World Reacts To Saturday's Calvin Ridley News

Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley on the field.

ATLANTA, GA OCTOBER 03: Atlanta wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) looks into the crowd while walking off the field following the conclusion of the NFL game between the Washington Football Team and the Atlanta Falcons on October 3rd, 2021 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Earlier this season, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley stepped away from the field to focus on his mental health.

According to NFL Network

From @gmfb Weekend on the future of #Falcons WR Calvin Ridley. My read here is a trade is a very strong possibility.

My colleague @wyche89 said recently both sides could be looking for a fresh start. I agree.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 15, 2022

">insider Mike Garafolo, this situation involving Ridley's self assessment has not changed, but the Falcons are still holding out hope that they'll have their 27-year-old wideout back for the 2022 season. That being said, Garafolo says there hasn't been much communication between Ridley's camp and the Falcons organization. Garafolo feels both sides could be looking for a "fresh start." "My educated predication right now is that Calvin Ridley is elsewhere for the 2022 regular season," Garafolo said.

The NFL world took to Twitter to react to the potential departure of Ridley from Atlanta.

Fans from NFL franchises around the league are jumping at the possibility of the star wide receiver playing for their team.

"Only a matter of time until he’s a #Broncos WR," one fan wrote.

"Sign him @MiamiDolphins," another said.

"Eagles need to look into this," another added.

Ridley's best year in the league came in his third season with the Falcons in 2020. Through 15 games, the former first-round pick logged 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns on 90 receptions. Through five games in 2021, he notched just 281 yards and two touchdowns.

Where do you think Calvin Ridley should end up in 2022?