Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin may finally be living up to expectations.
In practice, anyway.
According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Baldwin had a very big day at the Chiefs’ mandatory minicamp.
Next to last Chiefs practice is over. I hesitate to report this after what happened last yr but Baldwin had a big day, his best of offseason
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) June 5, 2013
While this is encouraging, we’ve heard this song and dance before.
Last offseason, media members were abuzz about Baldwin’s training camp performance. It seemed like almost every day, there was another report coming out about Baldwin making an unbelievable catch that left those in attendance with their mouths hanging open. Baldwin’s big camp helped fuel the preseason expectations that the Chiefs were going to have a successful season.
Once the team got on the field, however, Baldwin vanished. Sure the Chiefs’ QB play left more than a little tobe desired but WR Dwayne Bowe has played with some of the same miserable QBs that Baldwin has and he (Bowe) has still managed to produce.
The good news is that Baldwin is showing his athletic ability in practice. If the receiver has the tools and is working hard, it stands to reason that eventually something will click and he will be able to turn his work in practice into production on the field.
With improved QB play from Alex Smith and a more dynamic offense under new head coach Andy Reid, it seems like it is now or never for Baldwin.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Baldwin finally live up to his first-round draft status or will he cement his “bust” status in 2013?