The Chiefs Have Added A New Weapon To Their Offense
Here’s how the new pass catcher has looked early in his career and how he’ll help the Chiefs.
Justin Miles @justm1les
The Kansas City Chiefs have traded for wide receiver KADARIUS TONEY. The former New York Giant was taken 20th overall in the 2021 draft. In exchange for Toney, the Chiefs gave a conditional 3rd and 6th round pick.
Since being drafted in 2021, the former Florida Gator has had an injury-filled career. However, while on the field, KT shows the promise of being one of the best young receivers.
Through 12 games in his career, Toney has caught 41 passes for 420 yards. He has yet to find the endzone, however that is likely to change in Kansas City.
He will join an already stacked Kansas City receiver room led by JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Barring anything crazy, this likely puts the Chiefs out of the Odell Beckham Jr sweepstakes. It looks like the Chiefs have found what they were looking for. However, with that being said, this may push another receiver to the trade block.
The Chiefs will finish paying out Toney’s contract over the next 2 to 3 years. He has a cap hit of $1.9 million in 2023, $2.4 million in 2024 and a 5th year option after that.
Kadarius has been fighting a hamstring injury since week 3. But, is set to make his return at any time now. This is a player with extremely high upside, that the Chiefs have brought in for rather cheap. It will be interesting to see how this improves the already talented group.
Welcome to Chiefs Kingdom, Kadarius and as always Go Chiefs!
Stats via: PFR.com