The trade talk for NY Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney was through the roof this spring and fans were left wondering if the speedster would still be on the team come Week 1 or not. Leave it to head coach Brian Daboll to clear things up for you.
On Friday, Daboll and his coaching staff are hard at work for the start of rookie minicamp, which will be a three-day event. While speaking to the media, Daboll cleared things up on Toney and said the wideout has done everything the team has asked of him this offseason. On top of that, Daboll made it pretty clear Toney won’t be going anywhere.
NY Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney has impressed Brian Daboll
In his first year with the Giants last season, Toney, a 6-0, 190-pounder, appeared in 10 games for New York. He finished the campaign with 39 receptions for 420 yards and no touchdowns. It wasn’t the kind of year people expected from the 2021 first-round pick. When the G-Men took Toney No. 20 overall, everyone figured he and Daniel Jones would gel from the start.
That wasn’t the case and trade rumors arrived, only adding to the concern for people who had been following the team closely. It really felt like Toney had one foot out the door. However, the former Florida Gators standout, per Daboll, has been present for all the offseason workouts and he’s been a treat to be around. This is obviously a good sign for Daboll and the entire organization.
After going 4-13 last season, there wasn’t too much to be excited about for the New York fanbase. However, there’s been a 180 here, as the additions of Kayvon Thibodeaux, Evan Neal, Wan’Dale Robinson and others in the NFL Draft has people believing in the future. Not only that, those same folks believe in the vision of general manager Joe Schoen moving forward.
There was some concern that Toney would be shipped out of town after just one year in East Rutherford, but from what Daboll had to say, it appears NY supporters can rest easy. The Giants as a whole are looking to record a much better season in 2022. It goes without saying, but Toney will look to do the same for himself out on the gridiron. Countless eyes will be on the speedster to see if he’ll live up to his first-round pick status.