Giants view Kadarius Toney as a ‘valuable asset,’ changing trade narrative

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Over the weekend, rumors emerged that the New York Giants could potentially trade former first-round pick receiver Kadarius Toney. Toney has displayed a few red flags over the past year, but skipping out on voluntary practices under new leadership has been the most recent concern.

There’s an argument to be made that all players should be available and present for voluntary practices, as veteran receiver Kenny Golladay indicated.

However, Toney decided that the voluntary practices weren’t worth attending for whatever reason. General manager Joe Schoen indicated that players miss these practices for arbitrary reasons and that nobody asked about the other players on the roster that missed practice.

With that being said, rumors began to swirl regarding Toney’s availability on the open market, but the expected value for him was a mid-round draft selection.

Many on social media justified trading him for such a measly price tag, which would be malpractice considering the Giants spent the 20th overall pick on him just a year ago.

ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan tweeted on Monday that sources around the league confirmed that Toney is considered a “valuable asset” to the Giants, and they would want a significant return for him.

That is the right mentality to have for Schoen since giving up on an extremely talented player after just one year under poor management could be viewed as a step in the wrong direction. It is fair to allow head coach Brian Daboll and the new staff to rein in Toney and create a positive relationship with him, getting him back on track and focused on football.

The Giants will have plenty of time to evaluate Kadarius over the next few months, especially when mandatory practices roll around.