The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has acquired wide receiver
“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.”
Jenkins (6-0, 200) saw action in three NFL games with the 49ers in 2012. He originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (30th overall) with San Francisco in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The former first-team All-Big Ten wide receiver with the Illinois Fighting Illini, Jenkins totaled 167 receptions, 2,432 yards and 19 TDs during his four years on campus.
His career-long TD reception was a 77-yard score during his senior year, when he totaled 90 receptions for 1,276 yards (14.2 yards-per-catch avg.), the second-most yards in a season in school history, also averaging a Big Ten-leading 6.9 receptions per game, 16th-best in the nation.
Jenkins' five 100-yard games in 2011 also ranked fourth-best for a season in school history. Also known for his big-play ability, A.J. ranked second in the nation with four receptions of 60 yards and also served as a kick returner for Illinois, totaling 38 returns in three seasons, including a 96-yard score during his freshman year in 2008.
The Jacksonville, Florida native prepped at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville.
Baldwin (6-4, 230) has played in 26 games (10 starts) in two NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2011-12). He’s caught 41 passes for 579 yards (14.1 avg.) and two touchdowns. Baldwin originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (26th overall) of the Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Aliquippa, Pa., native played collegiately at Pittsburgh and prepped at Aliquippa High School.