Chiefs latest addition hopes to carry again ability he excelled in at Florida
Kadarius Toney desires to do far more than simply catch the ball with the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs freed Kadarius Toney once they struck a take care of the New York Giants to get the first-round choose from 2021. Toney had been underutilized within the Giants’ system beneath new head coach Brian Daboll and he offers Patrick Mahomes one other weapon to throw to.
We discovered just a few issues this week when Chiefs gamers spoke to the media. One, Brett Veach has had his eyes on Toney for some time. Apparently, he told Mahomes about the potential of bringing him to KC back in the offseason.
Additionally, Toney hinted on the need to do far more than simply catch the ball. He desires to get in on some kick returns, too:
Kadarius Toney, with an enormous smile: “I simply need to know the place I slot in.”
Toney additionally expressed pleasure about being a possible punt returner.
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Kadarius Toney was an incredible kick returner in school
Toney being involved in getting concerned within the kick return sport is nice since he excelled as a returner in Florida. He’s returned only one kick in his time within the NFL however over his 4 years in school he returned 15 kicks and 13 punts. His common kick return was 21.3 yards, and common punt return 11.3 yards.
In 2020 he ranked second within the SEC in complete punt return yards (139) and likewise returned a punt for a landing on a well-designed play that utilized a decoy:
Possibly the Chiefs can run an analogous play utilizing Skyy Moore — who has returned a lot of the group’s punts this yr — in a coming sport.
Toney has pace, so whereas he is an efficient receiver, the Chiefs have to make use of him wherever they will. The offense has loads of guys who can catch the ball, and Toney makes that receiving corps extra harmful, however his potential as a return man makes this commerce much more value-driven for KC.
Already, he’s been utilized in observe returning the ball, so we’ll doubtless see him on this context come Sunday a minimum of as soon as if Toney makes his debut.