It looks like Patrick Mahomes approves of the latest Kansas City Chiefs trade that brought in Kadarius Toney.
It’s a great time to be a Kansas City Chiefs fan, but it might be an even better time to be a Kansas City Chiefs quarterback. Patrick Mahomes got a new weapon on Thursday afternoon when the Chiefs traded with the Giants to bring in wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
Toney, who is in just his second year in the league, has only played in two games and started just one this year. He was selected 20th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft and had a solid rookie season, totalling over 10 yards per reception on 39 receptions throughout the year.
This year, Toney has been mysteriously absent. That may be a bit of a system call with a new head coach — Brian Daboll — in town.
Toney heads to Kansas City now.
Patrick Mahomes seems excited to play with Kadarius Toney
Here’s what Patrick Mahomes Tweeted shortly after the trade went down:
It’s obviously not confirmed that the Tweet is about the trade, but putting two and two together, we can go ahead and assume it is. If a picture says a thousand words, a gif must say… two thousand!
Mahomes getting more weapons is great for him, bad for everyone else. He’s relied a lot on Travis Kelce this year after losing Tyreek Hill this offseason. The Chiefs brought in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling this offseason while also returning Mecole Hardman. Kelce is still the lead receiver in terms of yards (553) and touchdowns (7), though.
Clearly, the Chiefs saw an underutilized receiver and did what they could to give him the Mahomes effect. Now, he’ll have one of the best quarterbacks tossing balls his way. His career just got a whole lot better.
Now, it raises the question of what this all means for the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes…