The Kansas City Chiefs have traded to acquire WR Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants. It’s a move that has short-term and long-term value for Kansas City, but it doesn’t come without some questions.
Perhaps the biggest concern about Toney this season has been his health. He’s dealt with three separate hamstring injuries since training camp and hasn’t played a snap since Week 2. Toney did not participate in Wednesday’s practice for New York and wasn’t expected to play in Week 8, but that might have had more to do with the approaching trade deadline as opposed to the injury.
Toney took to Twitter shortly after the trade was announced to suggest that he’s no longer injured, while also responding to some critics who felt he was perhaps “faking” his injury.
“That joke would’ve been funny if I was actually hurt still,” Toney wrote in the now-deleted tweet. “Lol. . . Irrelevant people don’t get updates.”
Even if Toney is still dealing with some remnants of the hamstring injury, he’ll have to pass a physical for the trade to be consummated. The Chiefs are on the bye week, which gives him plenty of time to dive into the playbook, get fully healthy and get back onto the practice field ahead of the Week 9 showdown against the Tennesse Titans on “Sunday Night Football.”
Toney will get a fresh start in Kansas City and get a chance to put whatever happened in New York behind him.