Just a few hours after a report suggested that the Giants are looking to move on from wide receiver Kadarius Toney, the second-year player had something to say.
On his Instagram story, Toney didn’t address the report directly, but did send a pointed message to his followers: “If you believe everything on the internet, you gullable [sic].”
The Giants selected Toney with the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL draft. He caught 39 passes for 420 yards in 10 games during his rookie year. Plenty of teams would love to have him, especially with his playmaking ability on the field that he displayed in his first year.
However, injuries hindered his progress in 2021, and he was held to just 10 games.
Matt Lombardo of FanSided spoke with one NFC personnel executive who believes a Round 2 or 3 choice could be sent to New York for Toney.
“They’d probably be able to get a second or a third-round pick. The problem with Toney is that he’s a good player but you have to worry about his durability and some of the way he handled himself in the media last season.
“If they start calling around, it’s probably going to be a limited market. Because there are a lot of really good receivers in this year’s class who are bigger than him and don’t have the medical worries hanging over their heads.”
On the first day of New York’s voluntary minicamp last week, new Giants coach Brian Daboll said that Toney wasn’t attending. He also shared that the young receiver has yet to get a copy of the team’s new offensive playbook.
We shall see how things play out from him.