Anquan Boldin, who is currently traveling in Africa on a charity mission, told ESPN he was stunned to hear he has been traded by the Ravens to the 49ers.
“You know, for me, it was an initial shock because I had no clue that I was going to be traded,” Boldin told ESPN producer Ashly Robinson, who is in Africa to document his trip with fellow NFL receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White, who are working with Oxfam to restore farmland in Senegal, Africa.
Boldin also posted a message of thanks to the Ravens’ fans through his Twitter account Tuesday.
“I would like 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.”