Kadarius Toney has found a new home midway through his second season in the NFL.
The New York Giants are trading the speedy wide receiver to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 2023 third-round compensatory pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Thursday, per a source. Pelissero added the third-rounder is not conditional. The trade became official Thursday afternoon, per the league transaction wire.
A first-round pick by the Giants in 2021, Toney’s short time in New York had its fair share of frustrations. Injuries have limited the 23-year-old to just 12 games in his career, and an ongoing hamstring injury has prevented Toney from hitting the field since Week 2 of this season. Toney has 41 receptions for 420 yards in his career so far, and a large chunk of those numbers were achieved in a 2021 Week 5 game against the Cowboys where he caught 10 balls for 189 yards. When healthy, Toney has flashed the speed and elusiveness he consistently showed in college at the University of Florida. Adding an explosive playmaker who can line up anywhere on the field, Kansas City’s high-flying offense is poised to utilize Toney’s deep-threat capabilities and his speed threat out of the backfield.