Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers swap receivers
In a rare player-for-player deal, the Kansas City Chiefs have traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver A. J. Jenkins.
Both Baldwin (2011) and Jenkins (2012) are former first-round picks who have failed to pan out on their respective teams. Members of both the Chiefs and 49ers organizations believe that a change of scenery will benefit Baldwin and Jenkins.
“We felt like this trade was beneficial for all parties involved,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “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.”
“Both players have been presented a great opportunity for a new beginning with their respective teams,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.
Baldwin, according to Kansas City’s team website, has caught 46 passes for 579 yards and two touchdowns in 26 career games. Jenkins, according to San Jose Mercury News, had zero catches as a rookie last season and has just one catch this preseason.