The Kansas City Chiefs didn't exactly have any more offensive weapons in their arsenal last Sunday as they pulverized the Chicago Bears during a 41-10 win in Week 3. That said, they did have one player—wide receiver Kadarius Toney—who barely stepped on the field against the Bears yet will be needed to play a much greater role in tougher games.
Toney is currently nursing a toe injury, one that has kept him out of practice at times in the last week, and given the lack of any real competition in Week 3, it made sense to rest him. Andy Reid spoke on Wednesday about Toney's status and said the toe was swollen leading up to the game, so the Chiefs decided to largely rest him that day—giving him only two offensive snaps versus Chicago.
Kadarius Toney barely saw the field for the Chiefs last Sunday against the Bears, due to the team's cautious approach with his toe injury.
The Chiefs love to feed targets to Toney when he's on the field given that he's such a dangerous weapon with the ball. Unfortunately, his lack of availability has become just as much of a calling card as his elite agility and instincts. So far this season, he's technically played in all three games, but he's never played even as many as 30 percent of the team's offensive snaps.
Entering the year, Toney had already missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury and that came on the heels of issues last season staying on the field with oblique and quad injuries as well.
While the New York Jets aren't exactly a tough opponent with the loss of Aaron Rodgers to start the year, their defense is certainly good enough to keep their Week 4 matchup with the Chiefs uncomfortably close. It'd be nice to have another player like Toney available but only time will tell.
So far this season, Toney has 7 catches for 35 yards for Kansas City.