Falcons DE Takk McKinley says the team turned down trade offers including a fifth and sixth-round pick for him at the deadline this year.
These @AtlantaFalcons turned down a 2nd round draft pick when I requested to get traded last year.
The same @AtlantaFalcons turned down a 5th and 6th round draft pick from multiple teams when I requested to get traded this year. I only have 17.5 career sacks.
— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) November 4, 2020
McKinley said Atlanta also turned down a second-round pick at the trade deadline last year.
He is in the final year of his deal after Atlanta declined his fifth-year option and doesn’t appear to be a part of the team’s future plans.
McKinley, 24, is a former first-round pick by the Falcons out of UCLA in the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $10.2 million rookie contract and is set to make a base salary of $1.85 million for the 2020 season.
McKinley finished last year on the injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, McKinley has appeared in five games for the Falcons and recorded eight total tackles, one sack and one pass defense.
We’ll have more on McKinley as the news is available.