3 reasons trading Kadarius Toney was the right move for the NY Giants

Kadarius Toney, NY Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Kadarius Toney, NY Giants
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2. Kadarius Toney couldn’t be trusted to consistently make plays

Injuries haunted Toney during his time at MetLife Stadium and that’s what he’s going to be best known for. All the injuries have contributed to him being yet another bust of a first-round pick by former GM Dave Gettleman. In two seasons with NY, Toney missed more games than he was able to suit up for.

Last year, he was out on the field for 10 contests. This year, he was only able to play in the first two games of the season, and he wasn’t heavily involved in the offensive game plan at all. This wasn’t the expectation for No. 89, as so many people had high hopes for him this fall and winter. His electric abilities were supposed to be on full display for 17 games.

Instead, he was on the sidelines watching the action following the Week 2 win over the Panthers. Daniel Jones and the offense as a whole needed to trust Toney to play a big role from start to finish this campaign. That obviously wasn’t the case, but it also hasn’t stopped Danny Dimes from leading the squad to a 6-1 record heading into this Sunday’s showdown with Seattle.