Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (15) warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
A.J. Jenkins, WR
Acquired via trade with the San Francisco 49ers
Compensation: Jon Baldwin, WR
The jury is still out on how well this trade worked out. This was a weird deal between two teams who both had first-round receiving “busts” they wanted to get rid of. Chiefs fans were fed up with Baldwin and his “I’m Calvin Johnson in training camp, but garbage in a game” routine.
Similarly, the 49ers fan base felt the same. So, Dorsey played a game of “swapsies” to see what would happen. While it took Jenkins a bit to get on the field, once he did, he actually made some plays. The game in which Jenkins saw the field the most — the Week 17 match up against the San Diego Chargers — he was rated a +1.1 by PFF.
AA staff writer Joseph Hoyt wrote that “A.J. Jenkins will break out next season” and breaks down why. I think there’s a good chance he does, especially since the Chiefs brass are very high on the young man.
Overall Trade Grade: A