Travis Kelce: I don’t understand how Kadarius Toney got away from Giants

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Wide receiver Kadarius Toney has played a couple of games for the Chiefs and his work with the team so far has left tight end Travis Kelce scratching his head.

During the latest installment of the New Heights podcast he hosts with his brother Jason, Kelce said that he assumed “there’s something you have to weigh out” with a player like Toney because he got traded in his second season after being drafted in the first round. Instead, Kelce said that he’s been “blown away by how professional” Toney is before going on to rave about his smarts, athletic ability, and confidence.

Getting to know Toney has left Kelce wondering how things didn’t work out with the Giants.

“I don’t know how he got out of that building,” Kelce said. “I just don’t get it. I don’t get it one bit. I don’t understand it. I don’t even want to understand it. I don’t even want to know what happened over there. I am just extremely happy that [Chiefs General Manager] Brett Veach found a way yet again to get an unbelievably talented player in this building.”

Toney missed a lot of time with injuries as a rookie and the Giants made a regime change heading into this season, so many of the people who were behind his selection were no longer in the building this year. Toney also dealt with more injury issues and the whole package led the Giants to cut bait.

Things have been going a lot better for Toney in Kansas City thus far and Kelce probably won’t be the only one asking why things couldn’t work in the wideout’s first stop if that continues.

30 responses to “Travis Kelce: I don’t understand how Kadarius Toney got away from Giants

  1. I don’t know how he got out of the building either. Must have been hard to walk out with his bad hamstrings.

  2. Travis – it’s because he’s been a knucklehead everywhere he’s been. Give him time – you’ll see it.

  3. Talent is just one part of the evaluation process and when determining culture fit within a system and organization. Toney was a first-round pick, so no one is denying his talent. Bu it’s not as if the Giants were struggling without his talent. The Giants are building a team, not just “assembling talent.”

    If Kelce truly wants to understand why Toney was traded, all he has to do is pick up the phone and ask Brian Daboll.

  4. Let’s hope it works out for both parties- a speedy wideout who is consistent will help these guys tremendously. With Tyreek on the chiefs Patrick mainly focused on him or Kelce which at times limited the offense-playing without Tyreek this year forced Patrick to open up and spread the ball around more – with patrick getting
    Comfortable with that aspect of the offense in
    Comes another speedster who with the evolved
    Offense can take their game
    To an entirely new level

  5. touchback6 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:04 am
    You’ll see real soon, big mouth.

    Insufferable. You will never be Gronk. Get over it.

    Sorry, he will go down as the best TE in history.

  6. The fact that he played 2 out of a possible 17 games for the Giants may have something to do with it. And 1 of those games he was ejected for punching an opposing player.

    He “un-played” his way to another team. End of story. Enjoy it. He’s the kind of spoiled child I find it impossible to root for.

  7. Because he was a jerk. Now he’s with a winner, so it’s all good. He’s on his best behavior. Wait till that changes then get back.

  8. I was thinking the same thing about Tyreek Hill. How did they let him get away? I don’t understand it one bit.

  9. The entire Chiefs Wr room will not make as much as Tyreek this year, and yet its the #1 offense in the nfl. Why pay 25 mill, when you can get the same results for nect to nothing??

  10. As a giants fan, I could give you a very lengthy list of reasons he’s no longer in NY. Talent is there, everything else is missing. Attitude? Crap. Durability? Nope. He was a good pick up for the chiefs though and it made sense for both sides. I’m just glad I don’t have to try and make excuses for him anymore.

  11. redlikethepig says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:48 am
    I was thinking the same thing about Tyreek Hill. How did they let him get away? I don’t understand it one bit.

    Umm.. I because Tyreek is doing even better with the Dolphins. Oh an by the way, both the Dolphins and Giants are doing well.

  12. fourthandforever says:
    November 17, 2022 at 10:17 am
    The entire Chiefs Wr room will not make as much as Tyreek this year, and yet its the #1 offense in the nfl. Why pay 25 mill, when you can get the same results for nect to nothing??

    This is construed logic… I didn’t know Mahommes was working for free? Oh and the Dolphins went from 27th to 2nd in ranking. This is not a Mahommes vs Tua skillset argument, it merely a look at the results of the trade. By your scale Tua is nearly as productive and makes about about $6M compared to $44M.

  13. Sherlock says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:27 am
    touchback6 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:04 am
    You’ll see real soon, big mouth.

    Insufferable. You will never be Gronk. Get over it.

    Sorry, he will go down as the best TE in history.*

    *Receiving TE.
    Considering that the position requires more than just catching the ball, otherwise you’re just a big WR, Kelce is not the best at his position.
    Part of the explanation why the Chiefs run game is so mediocre is because Kelce isn’t much of a blocker. And yes that’s just as critical to an offence’s success as the tight end’s receiving ability. His avoidance of blocking is adding to his longevity and reducing his risk of injury, but it is also hampering an aspect of their offensive efficiency.
    Travis Kelce is the better receiver, but Rob Gronkowski was exponentially a better blocker and was still an excellent receiving option. His absence this year is one of the reasons the Bucs run game has been underperforming.

  14. I’ve noticed with some players when the Team Wins they are on their best behavior….when the Lose , then they get minor injuries and become obnoxious and disruptive. Lucky the Chiefs win a lot.

  15. Well, if he is as he was said to be in NY, then that portion of himself will show soon. What has been demonstrated is that Andy Reid gets the most out of his players and if they develop into a problem, they are gone quickly.

  16. Let’s try to be honest here they miss Hill they are not a big play team anymore but they adjusted and are still great just doing it a different way.

  17. Seems to me that Toney just wasn’t a fit in NY. Not the first time that’s happened. He’s been impressive so far in KC and really loves the organization. As quickly as he is picking up the offense, he’s going to be a major force for the Chiefs if he stays healthy.

    This Chiefs fan loves it that he’s here.

  18. PhinsJunkie says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:12 am

    The Giants are building a team, not just “assembling talent.”
    —————————————————-

    The Chiefs are doing both.

  19. Sherlock says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:27 am
    touchback6 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:04 am
    You’ll see real soon, big mouth.

    Insufferable. You will never be Gronk. Get over it.

    Sorry, he will go down as the best TE in history.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    Either you are young and just do not care about anything before you or just to much of a fan to care, but he is not even top 10 in history, and if he plays at this level for another 10 years will not be the best in history. Got to love how people in modern society think nothing happened before them.

  20. touchback6 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 9:04 am
    You will never be Gronk. Get over it.
    ——————————————————————-
    6 straight 1,000 yard seasons for Kelce and not constantly on the injury. Thank goodness for us KC fans that he’s not Gronk.

  21. laxcoach37 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 11:26 am
    fourthandforever says:
    November 17, 2022 at 10:17 am
    The entire Chiefs Wr room will not make as much as Tyreek this year, and yet its the #1 offense in the nfl. Why pay 25 mill, when you can get the same results for nect to nothing??

    This is construed logic… I didn’t know Mahommes was working for free? Oh and the Dolphins went from 27th to 2nd in ranking. This is not a Mahommes vs Tua skillset argument, it merely a look at the results of the trade. By your scale Tua is nearly as productive and makes about about $6M compared to $44M.

    22Rate This

    It wasnt a question of whether Tyreek is a great player, or which team won the trade…the question is “how do you let Tyreek walk?” To which the answer is simple…you are paying the best QB in football a lot of money and you cannot replace that level of play with a lesser, cheaper player because a great QB is the holy grail in the nfl. You can however replace a great WR with a group of lesser players because you have said QB. Miami will find this out when Tua and Waddle want to be paid top tier for their performance. You gotta decide which players are worth the money. Not everyone can be paid premium, end of story.

  22. What kind of person he is off the field and in the locker room can be a cause for concern, but I’m sure a few years in NY and then all of a sudden moving somewhere that stability and winning are now commonplace probably has an effect on your overall mood and approach. Even if he ultimately doesn’t pan out, he’ll come out of it a more complete player under Reid as opposed to whoever winds up coaching the giants within the next few years.

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