Chiefs’ Kadarius Toney scores first NFL TD after Giants trade

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It took only two games with the Kansas City Chiefs for Kadarius Toney to score his first career NFL touchdown.

Toney, who was traded from the Giants to the Chiefs prior to this season’s trade deadline, scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes in the first quarter against the Jaguars on Sunday in his second game with the team. Toney was determined to get in the end zone, hopscotching his way down the sideline before scoring.

The 23-year-old played eleven games with the Giants over the span of two seasons — just two this season — but never made it into the end zone.

Toney was nursing a hamstring injury and prior to last week, hadn’t played since Week 2 when he was still in New York. Toney had 41 receptions last season for 420 yards and zero touchdowns after the Giants selected him 20th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The touchdown is Toney’s only reception so far during the game, and in his Kansas City debut last week against Tennessee, he caught two passes for 12 yards.

The Chiefs targeted Toney because of his speed, missing a speed threat after trading Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins during the offseason. Their offense had seemed to regress as the season started, but with time to develop the offense without Hill, Mahomes has gotten back to his dominating ways.

Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney scores his first NFL touchdown against the Jaguars on Nov. 13, 2022.
Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney scores his first NFL touchdown against the Jaguars on Nov. 13, 2022.

Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney smiles after scoring his first NFL touchdown against the Jaguars on Nov. 13, 2022.
Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney smiles after scoring his first NFL touchdown against the Jaguars on Nov. 13, 2022.

Sitting at 6-2 and atop of the AFC West entering Sunday, the Chiefs were leading the 3-6 Jacksonville Jaguars, 14-0, in the second quarter, with Marquez Valdes-Scantling scoring the second touchdown of the day for Kansas City.

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