Quarterback Matt Ryan did the same on Monday. Both veterans have had their names thrown around as potential trade chips because of the team’s 1-6 start and ongoing regime change, but Ryan said he wants no part of starting fresh somewhere else.
“I don’t worry about noise outside of our building. . . . I want to be here and hopefully that will be the case,” Ryan said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Trading Ryan would leave a lot of dead money on the Falcons cap and it’s impossible to know what the team’s next coach and General Manager will want to do at any position, so a trade seems unlikely for reasons beyond Ryan’s stated disinterest in moving to another team.