It's always interesting to see how the annual quarterback carousel turns out. The Rams are reportedly interested in Mike White. If they sign him to be Stafford's backup, that should then free Baker Mayfield to see if he can start somewhere. All he needs is a good system and proper coaching, which unfortunately (amazingly so) is not easily found in the NFL these days.
The Falcons may not be sold on Desmond Ridder, another "revolutionary" QB who didn't exactly light it up as a rookie, though definitive conclusions shouldn't be drawn from any QB's first year. But Mariota's as good as gone and Atlanta will bring in a veteran QB, as will the Jets if it isn't Rodgers. Depending on who the vets are, I don't see any of this so far as hurting the cause of White QBs:
The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt writes to "keep an eye on the Rams" for Jets quarterback Mike White.White will hit free agency for the first time in 2023. Rosenblatt notes that it is "no secret" that new Rams OC Mike LaFleur preferred White as the starter over Zach Wilson last season in New York. White is expected to draw interest as a "high-end backup" per Rosenblatt, with the Jets likely looking elsewhere for a starting quarterback. It's possible that White could be a bridge starter elsewhere and get more playing time, but players do often follow the coaches that give them chances and Matthew Stafford is coming off a scary spinal contusion in a lost season.
The Athletic's Josh Kendall writes it is unclear if the Falcons will stick with Desmond Ridder as their starting quarterback because "no one inside the building is talking."It's not exactly a ringing endorsement of Ridder's first four NFL starts that it is an open discussion. But the Falcons, picking eighth in the draft, don't appear likely to land a franchise quarterback without trading up. The Falcons continue to play things close to the vest under Arthur Smith, who is quoted as saying in the piece: “I know everybody wants to know everything right now, but there are a lot of moving parts to it. I don’t think it’s smart business strategy ever to give away what your plan is." We'd guess the Falcons will try to add veteran help at the position, but whether it is a challenger to Ridder or someone who outright is the starter is behind the Arthur Smith curtain.