Jon Baldwin Traded To 49ers: Chiefs Swap With San Francisco For A.J. Jenkins


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The Kansas City Chiefs have parted ways with much maligned wide receiver Jon Baldwin, and they did so in epic fashion.

Rather than just simply release the wideout—who has been immune to catching footballs—the Chiefs reached out to last week’s preseason opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, and made a trade.

Reid Ferrin of reported the big news:

"“We felt like this trade was beneficial for all parties involved,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said.“A.J. is a talented individual with a skillset that we feel can add value to our football team. Jon Baldwin is a hardworking player and a professional. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”"

The Chiefs’ need for a legitimate No. 2 wideout to put across from Dwayne Bowe has been well documented here on Arrowhead Addict, and it appears as if this is Kansas City’s way of trying to fill that need.

Jenkins was the 30th overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers, and he only played in three games. His stat line features zero’s all the way across the board, but he did have a good college career at Illinois that saw him put up 167 catches for 2,432 yards and 19 touchdowns in four seasons.

Baldwin on the other-hand, was the 26th pick of the 2011 NFL draft by Kansas City. His stat line is not much better than Jenkins’, despite the extra season. He’s only notched 41 receptions for 579 yards and two touchdowns.

For all intents and purposes, Baldwin has been a huge disappointment for Kansas City, but he’s no longer going to be dropping passes for the Chiefs.

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It appears as if Kansas City has traded a disappointment for an unknown in the NFL.

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