Here’s why NY Giants WR Kadarius Toney is set for a big season

NY Giants, Kadarius Toney (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
NY Giants, Kadarius Toney (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

There’s no denying Kadarius Toney has had his ups and downs to start his NY Giants career. He’s dealt with injuries, was ejected for a game for throwing a punch last season and had been the topic of conversation when he was missing from voluntary workouts earlier in the offseason. He was clearly held back by the Jason Garrett and Joe Judge offense, but now he is free of it. Toney will look to put those things in the past.

Last fall, Toney had 39 catches, 420 yards but no touchdowns in nine games as a rookie. It seemed the old Giants regime didn’t really know how to use the explosive wideout. The Giants didn’t play Toney a lot early in the season despite having huge struggles on offense. Once he worked his way into the lineup, he started to perform. Toney was in the top 12 in the NFL in target separation vs. man coverage. His speed is top tier.

Despite having no touchdowns for the, Giants Toney flashed brilliance, especially in Week 5 of the  against the Cowboys. Toney had 10 catches and 189 on 13 targets. Then, Toney had six catches for 78 yards on nine targets against the Saints. Against the Buccaneers he had seven catches on 12 targets. Toney only had 8+ targets three times last fall, but had at least six catches in all 3 of those games.

NY Giants WR Kadarius Toney is due to be a breakout player this season

The NY Giants have to be thrilled to have a talent like this, especially with Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka now in East Rutherford. It’s a big year for quarterback Daniel Jones and he will certainly make more of a point to get Toney the football. The new duo of Daboll and Kafka will make it a point to get him the ball as well. This will be massive for him.

Both coaches have praised Toney as a player. If things go right,  the Giants can have a solid receiving core with Toney, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson.

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The Giants have a rare, skilled playmaker in Toney and didn’t know how to use him with the old regime. The new group in East Rutherford will make it a point to get him the pigskin, as will Jones. If Toney can manage to stay healthy, he can no question be a game-changing player for the G-Men in 2022.