Simply put, it was a night to forget for former NY Giant Kadarius Toney. We don’t want to celebrate his terrible performance, but it’s good that he played the worst game imaginable for the Chiefs on Thursday night. Even NFL screenwriters couldn’t put pen to paper on this one.
Toney had a lot of drops, none bigger than a perfect ball from Patrick Mahomes that went straight through his hands and into the bread basket of Brian Branch – Pick-Six City, and it was all Toney’s fault. Chiefs fans were angry, but they were hopeful that No. 19 would return and remind them of the player they saw in the Super Bowl last February. It was not so.
Kadarius Toney looked terrible for the Chiefs in primetime vs. Lions
Toney suffered two more devastating falls in the fourth quarter. A third-down came in the red zone, forcing Harrison Butker to take the field for a FG attempt, which he drilled high.
However, with the Lions leading 21–20 over Kansas City, Mahomes was looking to create some magic late in the action. He bowled another excellent ball to put Tony forward. This would have been a huge benefit. Instead, Toney dropped the ball and KC supporters were once again left speechless.
If Toney had made the easy catch, the Chiefs would have been in position to take the lead and put pressure on Jared Goff. However, the Lions celebrated a huge upset against the defending Super Bowl champions in KC.
You’ve got to feel bad for Tony – oh wait, no, you don’t. He trolled Giants fans a lot this offseason and even went so far as to say that his account was hacked once. Yes, no one believed him. Now, Toney will have to work overtime to regain Mahomes’ trust.
Meanwhile, for the Giants, they traded Toney for a third-round pick and a sixth-rounder. They turned around and used that third-rounder to trade with the Raiders for Darren Waller. Waller enters the new campaign with an unrealistic amount of hype.
He looked great in the preseason game vs. the Panthers, catching 3 of 4 targets for 30 yards. Don’t be surprised to see him on the show vs. Dallas on Sunday night. Also, don’t be surprised if Toney isn’t on the Chiefs roster by the end of the campaign. We’re sorry to say, but he was in really bad shape on Thursday night.