New OC Mike Kafka gives positive update on NY Giants WR Kadarius Toney

Kadarius Toney #89 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kadarius Toney #89 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

OTAs are off and running for the NY Giants and people of course want to see what’s going on with Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Evan Neal, Kayvon Thibodeaux and others. However, there’s also plenty of intrigue around former first-round pick Kadarius Toney. It wasn’t a great offseason for him and the Giants, but it looks like things are being put in the past.

There were countless trade rumors surrounding the wide receiver in recent months, but he’s with the team working hard. For new offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, who made his way to New York from the Kansas City Chiefs, he didn’t hold back in saying Toney has done everything he and the coaching staff have asked him to do. He added that Toney has been good to work with.

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This is obviously great to hear from Kafka and it echoes what head coach Brian Daboll said recently as well. For a while now, Toney has been labeled as a diva and someone who isn’t a team player. Both Kafka and Daboll are shutting down that thought and backing their player with how they’ve described him.

It wasn’t a rookie season to remember for the former Florida Gator, as he struggled to really find a rhythm from start to finish. On the year, Toney posted 39 receptions for 420 yards and zero touchdowns. That goose egg in the touchdown department was a pretty big disappointment and not what the 6-0, 190-pounder wanted to happen either.

Entering the 2022 season, there’s loads of pressure on Jones and Barkley to get the offense back on the right track. Kafka arriving as the new OC has provided plenty of excitement too. On top of Jones and Barkley, the team’s supporters want to see Toney and Kenny Golladay work wonders together and get the aerial attack up to a high level.

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It’ll be on Jones to deliver them with some dimes starting Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. With Toney specifically, it looks like he’s ready to put all the headaches from the offseason behind him and grind around the clock to make sure he’s able to have a big second season in the NFL and with the Giants. Only time will tell if he’s able to make that happen, but things are moving in the right direction.