- Jon Baldwin is heading west. Most fans probably won't notice.
The Chiefs have ditched
draft dud Jon Baldwin in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. In return, they're getting one of the 49ers' draft dud receivers. Seems fair enough. The Chiefs took Baldwin with the 26th overall pick in 2011, but he didn't do much. His tenure in Kansas City was mainly noted for the time he got into a locker room fight during training camp in 2011. He caught a grand total of 41 passes in two seasons with the team.
In exchange for Baldwin, the Chiefs are getting receiver A.J. Jenkins. The 49ers took Jenkins 30th overall in the 2012 draft. The Chiefs previously traded for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. So this would be the place to say something like, "Jenkins will be a familiar target for Smith." Except he won't be. Jenkins didn't catch a single pass last season.
The Chiefs kick off the season September 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.