The New York Giants had to get rid of second-year wide receiver, Kadarius Toney at the trade deadline. Toney, a recent first-round pick, was hardly ever on the practice field as his time with the Giants came to a close.
Even with some of his baggage, Toney is a young and talented player that Joe Schoen was still able to recoup a third-round pick for in next year’s draft.
The Giants have certainly moved on, as they are enjoying a 7-2 start halfway through the year. With his new team, Toney has shown some glimpses of his ability, and it has impressed one well-known Kansas City Chief.
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Travis Kelce speaks highly on former Giants WR Kadarius Toney:
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce recently discussed what he sees in Toney and how surprised he is that the Giants got rid of him.
“I don’t know how he got out of that building… I don’t get it one bit… I don’t even want to know what happened over there. I am just extremely happy that [Chiefs general manager] Brett Veach found a way yet again to get an unbelievably talented player in this building.”
Some fairly glowing remarks on the initial takeaways Kelce has of his new teammate.
With Toney, even during his time with the Giants, the unfortunate thing talent was never once the issue. So, to hear Kelce speak the way he did on Toney’s skill set while tough is really not surprising.
If there is anyone capable of getting the best out of Toney, Andy Reid is one of maybe just a few. He is off to a solid start with his new team hauling in six passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in only two games.
However, the Giants rightfully so turned the page. They will have the resources this offseason in both free agency and the draft to add better wide receivers for Daniel Jones. Most importantly, they happen to be 7-2 at the moment, surpassing all expectations, and got a good return on a player who did not want to be with their team.