Chiefs Trade For Kadarius Toney
NFL Week 8 - The New York Giants have sent former first-round wide receiver Kadarius Toney to the Kansas City Chiefs, as first reported by The Score's Jordan Schultz. According to Schultz, the Chiefs will trade a conditional third-round pick as well as a sixth-round pick over to New York.
Drafted 20th overall by the New York Giants in 2021, Toney had yet to find his footing with the team. Toney started just four of the 10 games he appeared in as a rookie, finishing with 39 receptions on 57 targets for 420 yards no touchdowns. Toney's -9.3% DVOA finished 72nd among all wide receivers and eighth among his fellow rookies. In 2022, Toney appeared in just his first two games, rushing twice and catching two passes on three targets for zero yards. Toney has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury.
Coming out of the draft, Toney was touted for his versatility as both a receiver and a runner, finishing his senior year at Florida with 984 receiving yards and ten touchdowns on 70 receptions and 161 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, According to Stathead, Kansas City currently has five rushing attempts by wide receivers this season, tied for 14th in the league. However, in 2021, the Chiefs used Tyreek Hill as a runner, finishing 10th among wide receivers in rushing DVOA. Mecole Hardman also currently ranks third in rushing DYAR this season among wide receivers with at least two carries.