THE GIANTS TRADE KADARIUS TONEY : A big part of the Justin Fields trade, and former first round pick Kadarius Toney has been traded to the Chiefs. Giants GM Joe Schoen inherited the shifty wide receiver from previous GM Dave Gettleman. Toney has had a pretty rocky start to his NFL career, let’s get into it:
Toney can’t stay healthy:
In his career, Kadarius Toney has suffered 11 injuries since his time at Florida. Four shoulder injuries, two hamstring injuries, two ankle sprains, an abdominal strain, a quad strain, and a minor knee surgery. This wore out his welcome with the new regime quite quickly.
Not only this, but his usage hasn’t been great. Toney has only had 5+ targets in only three games in his NFL career. The shifty wide receiver never scored a touchdown as a Giant. Getting a 3rd round pick and a 6th in return for Toney is a very fair trade for the Giants.
What the Kadrius Toney Trade means for the season?
The Giants wide receiver core is lacking, while Toney literally added nothing since he was never on the field. The 6-1 Giants will likely look to capitalize on an active market. There are some extremely interesting options with the trade deadline upcoming.
Jerry Jeudy, the young Broncos wide receiver, clearly isn’t happy in Denver. His connection with Brian Daboll is leading many to connect the dots.
DJ Moore is the hot name everyone is talking about. With the Panthers selling and Joe Schoen’s connection to the team, he is another name people have been pairing with the Giants.
Lastly, Chase Claypool has been thrown around and there are rumors the Giants have serious interest. I don’t know how he would be in New York media, but I do think he would fit the team well.
What about the draft?
If the Giants keep winning games, and they are picking near the end of the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft there are bound to be some good options. Kayshon Boutte has had a really rough year and is heavily sliding on draft boards, same with Josh Downs and Jordan Addison.
All in all, I think the Kadarius Toney trade is a really good trade for the Giants. Getting a third rounder for a guy who doesn’t play and you didn’t draft is honestly a great return.