The Jacksonville Jaguars acquired 27-year-old wide receiver, Calvin Ridley, from the Atlanta Falcons via trade, the team announced today.
"We are excited to welcome Calvin Ridley to our organization and the Duval community," said Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke. "This is an opportunity to add a proven playmaker to our already talented wide receiver room as we continue to build our roster for 2023 and beyond. We are looking forward to finishing strong this season and integrating Calvin into our program at the appropriate time."
Ridley, 6-1, 190, played in 49 games (35 starts) from 2018-21 and caught 248 passes for 3,342 yards and 28 TDs. In 2020, he recorded single-season career highs in receptions (90) and receiving yards (1,374), while tallying a team-high nine touchdown receptions, earning second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors. Ridley eclipsed 100 receiving yards in eight games in 2020, the most in the NFL.
As a rookie in 2018, Ridley led all rookie wide receivers in receptions (64), receiving yards (821) and TDs (10) and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. He totaled 17 TD catches in his first two seasons with the Falcons, the most by any player in their first two seasons since Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014-15. Ridley was one of seven players to total at least 25 receiving TDs from 2018-20, joining Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans, Adam Thielen, Tyler Lockett and tight end Travis Kelce.
A Fort Lauderdale, Florida native, Ridley attended Alabama and finished second in program history in receptions (224) and receiving touchdowns (19), while ranking third in program history with 2,781 receiving yards. He totaled eight 100-yard games in his career and caught 63 passes for 967 yards and five TDs in his final season with the Crimson Tide. He was the nation's top ranked wide receiver coming out of high school as rated by ESPN, 247 Sports and Rivals.
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