Chiefs Acquire Former First Round Pick, Kadarius Toney
Another trade has gone down before the NFL trade deadline next week. New York Giants wide receiver, Kadarius Toney, is now a Chief. Kansas City will send New York a third-round pick and also a sixth-round pick in exchange for the former first-round pick Jordan Schultz annouced. The Chiefs now add Toney, in which is already one of the best offenses in the NFL.
With the former first-round pick going to Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense could be even more dynamic going forward. It has been reported Kansas City has been sniffing around the wide receiver market in recent weeks, whether that was Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham Jr. However they eventually landed on Kadarius Toney to add another dynamic speed threat to their offense going into the postseason.
The Giants took a chance on the Florida receiver with the 20th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Toney has struggled mightily to stay healthy in New York and hasn’t produced as many expected. Toney hasn’t played since Week 2 of the season due to a hamstring injury that has bothered him. In his rookie season, Toney caught 39 passes for 420 yards. New York was looking to move on from the speedy receiver and got draft capital in return.
The Chiefs continue to add to their new-look wide receiver room. Kansas City added Juju Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the offseason. The team also drafted rookie Skyy Moore in the second round of this year’s draft. Kansas City could be looking to add to the future of their team with Mecole Hardman hitting free agency after the season. With Kadarius Toney now a Chief, Andy Reid could possibly use him in the same role in which Tyreek Hill was used during his time with the Chiefs.
With the trade deadline quickly approaching, there will be multiple other moves around the NFL. However, Kansas City jumped into the market to land the services of Kadarius Toney during their bye-week. It’ll be interesting to see his role when Toney finally gets healthy from his hamstring injury. However, you can never have too many weapons on offense, especially when you have Patrick Mahomes as your quarterback.