The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a trade with the New York Giants to acquire wide receiver Kadarius Toney to give Patrick Mahomes another weapon in the passing attack.
The NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off of a dominant win over the San Francisco 49ers, where the offense exploded for an average 9.1 yards per play. Days later, the Chiefs made another addition to give more help to quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
According to Jordan Schultz of theScore, the Chiefs have acquired wide receiver Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants in exchange for third and sixth-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The trade was confirmed by FanSided national NFL reporter Matt Verderame, who also reported that the third-round selection is the compensatory pick the Chiefs had received from the Chicago Bears when they had hired Ryan Poles as their general manager this past offseason.
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Toney was just selected by the Giants in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. After the Philadelphia Eagles leapt (with help from the Cowboys) over the Giants to select Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith, New York traded down from the No. 11 to No. 20 spot with the Bears. Chicago had selected Ohio State quarterback, while New York selected Toney out of Florida and picked up additional draft picks. One of those picks was their 2022 first-round pick, which the Giants used on Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal.
In his rookie season, Toney broke out in a game against the Dallas Cowboys, where he caught 10-of-13 targets for 189 yards. But, Toney has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his young career.
This season, Toney played in just two games, as he dealt with hamstring issues throughout the year. Not to mention that the Giants have a new regime with general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll, who were not in the organization when Toney was drafted.
In those two contests (one start), Toney caught two passes for zero yards on three targets, while running for 23 yards on two carries.
When healthy, Toney is an electric, versatile player. He can catch passes and take carries, while running through defenses with his speed. He can be a good fit on the Chiefs, when he’s on the football field.