The Atlanta Falcons have made a change at quarterback, turning to rookie Desmond Ridder and benching veteran Marcus Mariota. The quarterback switch comes after the Falcons have lost four of five games while scoring more than 20 points just once in that stretch.

After Sunday’s 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Falcons coach Arthur Smith opened the possibility of moving from Mariota to Ridder, saying they would be evaluating every position during the bye week.

The Falcons selected Ridder in the third round of this year’s draft after four years as a starter at Cincinnati. The plan all along had been to develop Ridder behind Mariota, who started the first 13 games of the season.

Ridder won 44 games at Cincinnati, the third most in college football history, and never lost at home. But he said he accepted he would be the backup in Atlanta and would learn from it before hopefully becoming the top guy.