Defensive lineman Calais Campbell has been traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Baltimore Ravens, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. The move will be official once the new league year begins on Wednesday.
The Jaguars received a 2020 fifth-round pick in return.
Rapoport later reported Campbell and the Ravens are finalizing a two-year contract worth $27 million, with $20 million guaranteed.
Campbell later took to social media to bid farewell to Jacksonville:
Calais Campbell @CalaisCampbell
(3/6) make lives better for those who felt they didn’t have a voice or didn’t have opportunity. To the people of Jacksonville, my commitment still stands. Even though I won’t be playing for your team, the work that the CRC Foundation has started in Northeast FL will continue.
"I think that the Ravens had a special season last year. I feel like I can add some value in a couple places. I feel like this is a team where everyone has bought in. The goal next season is to get a championship. I'm still chasing a ring.
"Two weeks ago I wouldn't have even thought it was possible that I would get traded. Then once I saw A.J. (Bouye) leave that made me pause. Then I was told to stay by my phone & now I'm a Raven. I am excited to play along with that Ravens secondary."
Campbell was named Defensive MVP at January's Pro Bowl.
Lamar Jackson, Campbell's new teammate, earned Offensive MVP at the game before being named the AP NFL MVP on Feb. 1:
Campbell played in Jacksonville from 2017 through last season. His impact as a Jaguar was nearly unmatched:
Field Yates @FieldYates
Calais Campbell is one of three players in the NFL with at least 50 tackles & 6.5 sacks in each of the past three seasons. He's long, powerful, athletic, disruptive & one of the most respected people in the NFL. He's missed just 6 games in 12 years. What a coup for Baltimore.
Campbell was also named the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year, given annually to recognize a player for embodying "excellence on and off the field" in the community.
Prior to that, the 33-year-old All-Pro played for the Arizona Cardinals for nine years after the franchise drafted him in the second round of the 2008 draft. In Arizona, Campbell recorded 56.5 sacks across 138 games (120 starts).
Campbell had 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and 56 tackles (37 solo) across 16 games last season.