Michael Cunningham: Falcons can't trade Ryan and Jones anytime soon, but that's not so bad

Falcons president and de-facto general manager Rich McKay has said more than once that he isn’t inclined to trade Matt Ryan or Julio Jones for draft picks before the Nov. 3 deadline. McKay and team owner Arthur Blank are framing that choice as allowing the next GM and coach to shape the roster. What they aren’t explicitly saying is McKay couldn’t make those trades even if wanted to because that would make the team’s bad 2021 salary-cap situation only worse.Former Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff’s strategy of loading up on big-money extensions for key players would look good if those players produc…

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