Lamar Jackson turned a relatively quiet NFL day into a very busy one Monday morning when he tweeted an open letter to Ravens fans revealing he requested a trade March 2 and that he is hopeful he’ll be playing for a new team this coming season. 

Jackson and the Ravens, who selected him with the 32nd pick in the 2018 NFL draft, have been at odds over a new deal. Now, after being hit with the non-exclusive franchise tag, the star QB wants to leave town, with hopes of securing a huge new contract with a different team. 

The timing of his Monday morning tweets seemed to be calculated after ESPN’s Adam Schefter pointed this out: 

There’s just no way that was a coincidence. 

NFL fans loved it: