The Kansas City Chiefs gave Patrick Mahomes a new weapon last week when they acquired Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants. Chiefs fans are wondering when the oft-injured wideout will make his team debut as Kansas City comes off its Week 8 bye.
Fortunately, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had a promising update on Monday afternoon. According to insider Herbie Teope, Reids said that Toney "is now healthy" after a recent hamstring issue, which is promising news ahead of a Week 9 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Kadarius Toney Injury Update
For fans anticipating a major workload for Toney, expectations must be tempered. Reid still needs to see "how he fits" into the lineup, which "will be a gradual process."
Toney hasn't played since Week 2, so he might need a little while to get back up to game speed. The second-year wideout doesn't have a ton of NFL experience yet, either, with just 12 career games (5 starts) under his belt.
While Mahomes has once again terrorized opposing defenses this season, he's lacked a true No. 1 WR since Tyreek Hill's departure. Though the likes of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Randall Cobb and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have been solid at times, no one has come close to replicating Hill's elite production.
Toney certainly appears to have the tools to be a No. 1 wideout. The 2021 first-round draft pick has tremendous athleticism and incredible speed, much like Hill. He's not a flawless route-runner by any means, but he's also in a terrific position to improve in that regard with the pass-happy Chiefs.
The key for Toney to succeed is staying healthy. If he can do that, the sky is the limit for the 23-year-old wideout.
Titans vs Chiefs Odds
As mentioned before, Toney's first crack at success with his new team will come against the Titans in Week 9. Things look promising for the Chiefs, as they're currently 10.5-point home favorites with -112 odds to cover the spread in this AFC matchup on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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