The Kansas City Chiefs are giving Kadarius Toney plenty of early chances to make an impact on the present roster.
When the Kansas City Chiefs traded for Kadarius Toney just a couple of weeks ago, the dominant emphasis when it come to analysis of the deal was all about the future for the team. Well, tell that to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and his staff who is giving Toney more opportunity than expected to impact the present.
Toney scored his first touchdown as a member of the Chiefs in his second game on the team, and he did so very early in the first quarter as K.C. took an early 7-0 lead over the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Chiefs took the lead when Patrick Mahomes delivered a short pass to Toney in the red zone and the young wideout took it the rest of the way for a six-yard score down the right sideline. Toney ended up hopping it into the end zone on one foot as he feared heading out of bounds—or at least it appeared that way.
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The Chiefs traded a third-round compensatory pick in the 2023 NFL Draft along with a sixth round choice to the New York Giants for Toney, who was a first-round selection just one year ago. The Giants gave up early on Toney due to reported issues with his work ethic and availability but the Chiefs clearly vetted him as well and like what they’ve seen so far. Even shortly after trading for him in the first place, Toney ended up earning more playing time and touches than anyone expected in his first game against the Tennessee Titans.