Right now the 49ers’ are wide receiver needy and realize that Baldwin needs some time to become familiar with the offense. At the beginning of the month, Baldwin was sitting in the hot seat with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who said Baldwin needed to step it up.
Baldwin was having trouble catching the football for the Chiefs, but now has a fresh start as he joins former teammate Alex Smith’s old team.
The franchise doesn’t believe that Jon Baldwin is a throwaway acquisition in the A.J. Jenkins trade with the Chiefs.
CSN Bay Area writer Matt Maiocco said that Kyle Williams and Marlon Moore are the front runners to be on the field with Anquan Boldin in two-receiver formations. He does believe that Baldwin can emerge as a No. 3 receiver for San Francisco’s offense soon and potentially start at split end if he plays well.