I'm of the opinion that he intentionally put the ball on the ground while in his grasp. Watch the replay and you'll see he only got one foot down and his momentum would have carried his shoulder OB. By putting the ball down, he was then down before his shoulder landed OB.
Underrated and under appreciated if you don't see that part of it.
Agreed. He did that move to get the ball inbounds. Veteran move by an otherwise inexperienced player.