Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin is beginning to make a name for himself early in OTA practices.
Baldwin is coming off a disappointing rookie campaign, however he seems to be getting out of the gate quickly in his second season. The reports coming out of OTAs always seem to include a nugget about Baldwin making plays.
Yesterday, he apparently made another big one.
According to multiple reports from the practice, including the KC Star and the Chiefs’ own Josh Looney, Baldwin made a catch that rivaled his no-look, behind-the-back catch that got called back against the Denver Broncos last season.
“They were both pretty good catches, but you’ve got to move on now and get ready for the next day,” Baldwin said via KCChiefs.com. “We always want to go make the play. I just want to make every play that I possibly can and I was fortunate to make that play today.”
Though the players are only in helmets and shorts, it is good to hear Baldwin is making plays and developing a relationship with QB Matt Cassel.
“He’s a guy that likes to go up and compete,” said Cassel. “Again, he’s a big body. This kid is all of 6-4 and he can jump. He’s a guy that’s going to go out and compete. There are not a lot of players that can go up vertically with him and stay with him.”
This is good news for Cassel who sometimes struggles with his accuracy. If Baldwin can continue to improve, the Chiefs QB should have plenty of big targets to throw to, especially when WR Dwayne Bowe returns.
What do you think, Addicts? Can Baldwin keep it up once the players put on the pads?