New York Giants working to trade 2021 first-round wide receiver Kadarius Toney, five potential destinations


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Kadarius Toney’s stay in the Big Apple may not last long. After last year’s general manager Dave Gettleman selected the Florida wide receiver 20th overall, the new regime is already looking to trade the 23-year-old.

According to Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News, general manager Joe Schoen has been busy making calls to see what the sophomore pro would get in a trade. After playing just 10 games, starting four of them in his rookie season, it’s unclear how much compensation the Giants are looking for. Nonetheless, Toney has shown talent for the big game, which will surely lead to several competitors interested in a trade.

Here are five potential business destinations for Toney.

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have already caused a stir this offseason by signing DJ Chark to a contract worth up to $10 million. They also have Amon-Ra St. Brown who impressed as a rookie, but early in the offseason wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle-El made public his desire to add at least two play passers. this offseason.

Chark was a good start, Toney could be the finishing touch, giving Jared Goff a much improved receiving body to work with in his second season in town. The Lions certainly have the draft capital to trade, with four top-66 picks, and could be an ideal trade partner for the G-Men.

Related: Detroit Lions Mock Draft: 2022 NFL Draft Projections & Analysis

Green Bay Packers

Passing from Davante Adams created a lot of opportunities, I guess you could say on the Green Bay Packers depth chart. With few established options outside of Randoll Cobb, the Packers are a safe bet to add a few more targets for Aaron Rodgers over the next two weeks. Maybe they had Toney highly rated a season ago?

Either way, Toney could inject a lot more speed into Green Bay’s offense. Like the Lions, the Packers have four top 60 picks and are in dire need of talent in the receiver room.

Related: Green Bay Packers Mock Draft: 2022 NFL Draft Projections & Analysis

New York Jets

Everyone knows by now that the New York Jets are in dire need of a top wide receiver. Who knows if Toney can be a WR1, but he at least showed a glimpse of the possibility against the Dallas Cowboys in 2021. Despite not even starting the game, Toney had 10 of 13 receptions for 189 yards on weekdays. 5, showing its breakthrough ability.

  • Kadarius Toney’s statistics: 39 receptions, 420 receiving yards

The Jets can connect Toney to their top-three receiving squad and hope to see him thrive with Zach Wilson as they both grow on their rookie contracts.

Related: 3 New York Jets trade scenarios in the 2022 NFL Draft

San Francisco 49ers

If Deebo Samuel really wants a trade from the San Francisco 49ers, they should consider calling Big Blue. Toney has the ability to make a a lot with a little, much like Samuel does. He may never be used as a bully out of the backfield, but they may involve his cornering speed and whatever Kyle Shanahan has up his sleeve.

  • Kadarius Toney Contract: A cap of $3.1 million in 2022, signed through 2024

Toney fits the profile of what the 49ers typically covet in their receivers and it would cost a lot less than committing to Samuel for future seasons.

Related: 3 San Francisco 49ers trade scenarios in the 2022 NFL Draft

Kansas City Chiefs

The Tyreek Hill trade saved the Chiefs a ton of money on their salary cap while getting tons of interim capital in return. They signed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but they still believe they want more than those two to partner with Mecole Hardman.

The 2022 NFL Draft will give them plenty of opportunities to do so, but the Chiefs have never had a problem buying cheap on a player who may have locker room issues, which could be the case with Tony. He didn’t show up to volunteer camp this week with the Giants for some reason, and now the team wants to get away from him altogether. Maybe the Chiefs are a natural choice.

Related: Kansas City Chiefs trade for star receiver ‘not likely’, 3 potential draft targets

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