Anquan Boldin said he didn't want to play for any team other than the Ravens.
But now he's reportedly headed to San Francisco after the Ravens dealt him for a sixth-round pick Monday afternoon. Boldin said he was "shocked" by the move, but on Tuesday he released a statement thanking the fans of Baltimore for their support during his three seasons with the Ravens.
"I thank the Ravens fans for their incredible support for myself and my family throughout my years in Baltimore," he wrote. "I am grateful in getting to know you and will miss what I call home. I thought this was the last stop of my career, but regardless of the circumstances, I came here to win a championship, and in February we came home champions."
Boldin, 32, was traded in the final year of his contract after he reportedly refused to take a pay cut.
He came to the Ravens in 2010 as part of a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. He immediately became a leader in the locker room and one of the most productive players on the field.
Boldin racked up 2,645 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns during his time with the Ravens, and played a critical role this postseason during the Ravens' Super Bowl run.