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Calais Campbell Reacts To His Trade To The Ravens

A closeup of a Jaguars football helmet.

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 28: A Jacksonville Jaguars helmet is seen on the field during the game between the Jaguars and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

After three strong years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive tackle Calais Campbell has being traded to the Baltimore Ravens. But while Campbell may be leaving, he's not leaving any ill will behind.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Campbell wrote a lengthy message to Jaguars fans. Campbell thanked the community for supporting him and his family during his time in Jacksonville. He stated that he was happy to have helped the community in return and lead the defense for three years.

"They say to always leave a place better than you found it and I hope thats what I’ve done in Duval," Campbell wrote. "Thank you for believing and allowing me to live out my dream. It was a true honor to be your Mayor of Sacksonville."

During his three years in Jacksonville, Campbell picked up two significant franchise records. In 2017, he recorded a franchise-record four sacks in a single game against the Houston Texans. He would go on to set a franchise record with 14.5 sacks in a season.

In his final year with the Jaguars, Campbell recorded 6.5 sacks, earning a third-straight trip to the Pro Bowl. He went on to be named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year honors and later won Defensive MVP honors in the Pro Bowl.

The Ravens acquired Campbell in exchange for a mid-round draft pick, and promptly gave him a two-year, $27 million extension.

Heading into his 13th NFL season, Campbell needs just 12 sacks to cross the 100-sack plane.