Outside full-back Takk McKinley added an already upsetting season for the Atlanta Falcons as he turned to social media on Wednesday to give his thoughts on the team not trading him. .
McKinley said Falcons had turned down proposals for fifth and sixth round draft options from many teams in spite of his trading request. The fourth year veteran also said that he requested a trade last year but Atlanta turned down his second round offer for him afterwards.
These @AtlantaFalcons rejected round 2 draft options when I asked to be traded last year.
It was also @AtlantaFalcons that rejected the 5th and 6th round draft selection from many teams when I asked to be traded this year. I only have 17.5 career sacks.
– Thank you, McKinley (@Thanks) November 4, 2020
McKinley’s decision to share details about possible transactions on social media was unusual and it was not accepted by Falcons.
“Takk will certainly be held accountable for his actions and everything that happens to it,” said Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris. “It was him missing today and all the things he missed in the past. You have to go through all the problems and get over everything you have to deal with. deal with it as an organization. You hit him in the face. “
McKinley, who was selected in Atlanta’s 2017 first round, played just 81 times in four games for Falcons this season and registered once was fired. He has 17.5 sacks in his career – as he noted in his tweet – but has seen his total drop from 7 sacks in 2018 to 3.5 sacks last year. .
Falcons turned down McKinley’s fifth-year option, for a price tag of $ 10.3 million.