After a brilliant sideline catch, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney called out the New York Giants for not involving him enough in NYC.
If New York City couldn’t land another Subway World Series, there’s hope that New York could see a “Super Snoopy Bowl”: an AFC-NFC showdown between the New York Jets and the New York Giants.
To get there, both teams will have to get the most out of their respective offenses. The Jets seem determined to do that, denying disgruntled wideouts Denzel Mims and Elijah Moore their trade requests and encouraging them to stick out the rest of the season. The Giants, by contrast, parted ways with an egregiously underutilized Kadarius Toney at the trade deadline.
After just two games with Kansas City, Toney is quickly proving that he’s a valuable asset to any NFL offense.
During the team’s 27-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Toney caught a 22-yard pass, managing to adjust his gloves while he was running his route.
It was a flagrant display of how talented the first-round pick is, one that the Giants gave up on after just one season. It’s rare that a franchise would part ways with a first-round investment, especially a wide receiver who can clearly channel DeAndre Hopkins.
Toney has been effusive about how welcoming Kansas City has been during his short tenure there, but what speaks volumes is how eager the Chiefs have been to immediately incorporate him into their coveted offense. When asked directly about whether or not he feels more involved in KC than NYC, Toney didn’t want to come across as salty, but he had to tell the truth.
Kadarius Toney’s latest Chiefs game makes Giants look foolish for letting him go
Although Toney was involved in the Chiefs’ win over the Titans in Week 9, his Week 10 performance blew Chiefs fans out of the water. As PFF’s Ian Hartitz pointed out, Toney has seen 102 yards and a touchdown on his first eight touches with the Chiefs. Arguably, that’s exactly the kind of electric play-making the Giants were hoping for when they drafted him. On Twitter, CBS Sports pointed out that Toney’s time with the Chiefs has already produced more touchdowns than his time with the Giants. Through 12 games in New York, Toney didn’t score a single touchdown.
Even if Toney didn’t want to be salty towards the Giants, his touchdown celebration harkened back to the place where he wasn’t able to score a single one. Apparently, Toney faked a hamstring injury during his touchdown just to troll Giants fans. Toney’s time in New York came to be defined by successive hamstring injuries, ones that indicated he may have been a bust.
The fact that the Chiefs landed Toney for just a third-round compensatory pick and a sixth-round pick is already making this trade look like a significant loss for the Giants — one that could give the Chiefs the edge when it comes to Super Bowl chances.