FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — If there's one thing we learned from Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley Thursday, it's that he's "good."
The defensive end made that clear while speaking with reporters during a media availability at the Falcons' organized team activities in Flowery Branch.
The full interview lasted just about a minute while reporters attempted to ask McKinley questions.
But, from practice to just "trying to get good" for the season, everything just seemed to be ... "good." (Click here to watch the full interview.)
The odd interview drew comparisons to another famous phrase: "I'm just here so I don't get fined," spoken by then-Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch during a now-iconic 2015 Super Bowl Media Day appearance.
This is the first time McKinley has spoken publicly since he was detained by Los Angeles police following an incident at a southern California hotel in mid-January. Reports from then say that McKinley underwent a "mental evaluation" exam, but no arrest was ever made.
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn acknowledged the incident back then in a brief statement to the media, saying the team was aware of the what happened.
"Any time a situation occurs that is or could be related to mental health issues we take it very seriously. We will do everything we possibly can to support and assist Takk as our players’ mental and physical well-being are always our top priority."
The 23-year-old McKinley–who famously went on an emotional, yet happy tirade on Draft Night 2017, as a means of honoring his late grandmother–has a four-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Falcons, totaling $10.22 million.