Chiefs’ Kadarius Toney is CLAIMED on social media after nightmarish performance against the Lions with three drops… and Giants fans are mocking the receiver months after he gave them the finger
- Kadarius Toney played a major role in the Chiefs’ Week 1 loss to the Lions
- He made three crucial drops and finished the game with just one receiving yard.
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Kadarius Toney put up an early contender for worst performance of the season Thursday night — and Giants fans couldn’t help but laugh at his expense.
With Travis Kelce injured against the Lions in Week 1, Patrick Mahomes needed his other receivers to step up in the All-Pro’s absence.
That didn’t happen, and the main culprit was Toney, who dropped three passes in the game as the defending champions suffered a 21-20 home loss to Detroit.
If three falls weren’t enough — Jacksonville’s Zay Jones led the league with 13 all last season, for context — Toney actually directly contributed to the points the Lions scored.
His first drop of the night bounced off his hands and into the arms of Detroit safety Brian Branch, who took the ball the other way for a 50-yard touchdown.
Toney then dropped a pass on third down in the third quarter – forcing the team to settle for a field goal – and failed to make it with just 2:25 left in the game, with Kansas City looking to take a late lead.
Kadarius Toney saw a pass bounce off his hands for a Lions pick six in the third quarter
The former Giants first-round pick finished his nightmarish night with a receiving yard and a negative rushing yard, and New York fans made no secret of their amusement online.
The oft-injured receiver played just 12 games over two years for the Giants before the franchise traded him to the Chiefs last season, and Toney (literally) gave Big Blue the middle finger after winning the Super Bowl with the Chiefs in February.
So it was no surprise to see Giants fans cheering for Toney’s rough night.
“Do Chiefs fans still want to defend Kadarius Toney?,” Giants Daily asked on Twitter.
“Droppenheimer,” one fan hilariously called the wideout.
Giants fans didn’t hide their amusement at Toney’s brutal night for the Chiefs on Thursday
Another fan pointed out that the trade package the Giants received for Toney — a third- and sixth-round pick — helped the team land tight end Darren Waller this summer.
Even some of the team’s reporters took some jabs at the player, who the Giants selected with the 20th overall pick in 2021.
“I can’t trust Kadarius Toney in every way imaginable,” said Jordan Raanaan of ESPN. That’s why the Giants traded him.
And Art Stapleton of The Record said, “Everyone who wondered how the Giants could let Kadarius Toney out of the building last year refused to see the big picture.”
“He’s a gadget player, not a WR1.”
Even some Giants beat up reporters and then offered harsh analysis of Toney.
Mahomes defended Toney after the game.
“I have confidence in KT. He missed a lot of training camps. Obviously he wanted to play and fought hard in rehab to be able to play,” the quarterback said.
“Things won’t always go your way, obviously he would have wanted to catch a few in the game, but I’m confident he’ll be the guy I go to in those crucial moments and he’ll to be successful and win us games like he did last year and get him more and more reps. I’m sure those drops will go away.
It remains to be seen whether coach Andy Reid has as much confidence in Toney as Mahomes does, but the quarterback is hoping his favorite target, Kelce, can return in Week 2.