Lamar Jackson, the former NFL MVP, took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he had requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens on March 2.
Jackson wrote a letter to his fans, expressing his gratitude for their unwavering love and support. "I want to take a moment to thank all of you amazing people for consistently showing me love and support," he said. He also reassured his fans to not believe everything they read about him.
On March 2nd, I requested a trade from the Ravens organization because I want to help a team win the Super Bowl, which is my dream. Despite my love for the game and my fans, I had to make a tough business decision that was best for my family and me. Although my future is uncertain, I'll always be grateful to the Baltimore Flock nation and the entire State of Maryland for their support. - Said Lamar Jackson
On March 7, the Ravens put the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson worth $32.4 million in 2023. They have until July 17 to extend it. Jackson, who doesn't have an agent, can talk to other teams. However, the NFL has warned teams not to negotiate with non-certified agents representing him.
Some have questioned Jackson's decision to request a trade, given the success he has had in Baltimore. However, Jackson has indicated that he feels he needs a change in order to take his game to the next level.