WR A.J. Jenkins - Free Agent
|6-0, 190||Born: 9-30-1989||College: Illinois||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
2014 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Jenkins had three grabs in the game, the most impressive being a sliding catch right in front of a defender for an 11 yard gain. Jenkins trailed Junior Hemingway in snaps but was more involved in the passing game.
2014 Week 7 vs SD (2 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Jenkins definitely had his ups and downs in this one. He made a poor effort on a deep ball down the left sideline but then snagged a slant behind him and picked up 17 yards. Jenkins took a quick screen and emerged from a pile of bodies for what looked like a long score but stepped out of bounds inadvertently for a 19 yard gain.
2014 Week 9 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jenkins only had one grab but he almost converted it into a score. He took a short cross in the red zone and dove to the 1 yard line, coming up just short of the end zone.
2014 Week 10 vs BUF (4 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)
Jenkins only catch came on a deep cross where he badly beat his man across the middle for a 27 yard gain. He was also targeted deep down field in single coverage but he didn't even have a half a step on his man.
2013 Week 3 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Jenkins played sparingly but did haul in his first catch as a Chief on a 6 yard hitch against soft coverage. That play was countered by a huge drop on a third down slant that would have moved the chains.
2013 Week 12 vs SD (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jenkins made a rare appearance, hauling in a short cross and taking it for a 22 yard gain. His defender fell down on the play and no one picked him up until long after he made the catch. He was still well behind Bowe, Avery, and McCluster in the pecking order but looks to be establishing himself as the team's 4th wide receiver.
2013 Week 13 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Like Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins saw a much bigger opportunity against Denver and for the most part he made the most of it. He did drop a perfectly thrown ball on a corner route that would have been a huge gain, but his 26 yard grab on 3rd and 14 on the final drive was much bigger. Jenkins also made a good hands grab on a 3rd and 8 screen that was thrown low by Smith. He looks to be getting more and more acclimated to the game plan in Kansas City.
2013 Week 15 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Jenkins took over McCluster's small role in the running game, motioning into the backfield on more than one occasion. His only touch came on a toss left where Jenkins didn't look out of place following his blockers for a five yard gain.
2013 Week 17 vs SD (7 / 3 / 67 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Jenkins beat his man in the first drive deep down the right sideline and then made an excellent hands catch on the 48 yard bullet from Daniel. He also did a nice job finding a hole in the zone and then darting between two defenders for a 14 yard gain on his second catch. While Jenkins was mostly quiet for the rest of the game, he did draw two penalties and generally looked better running his routes than he has all year.
2013 Week 18 vs IND (1 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)
With all of the injuries the Chiefs suffered Jenkins got a shot in the 4th quarter. He took a downfield screen on 3rd and 7 for a gain of 27. It was an easy catch that was well blocked but Jenkins' speed is what turned it into a big gain.