He did have a 189-yard performance during his rookie year but was ejected for throwing a punch on the Dallas Cowboys’ Damontae Kazee.
Toney also missed seven games due to injuries and COVID-19.
Worst yet, he showed disinterest in learning the team’s offense.
He ended his first year with 420 yards and zero touchdowns, a far cry from the lofty expectations the Giants had after he was drafted in the first round.
Toney also threatened to miss voluntary workouts this season but had a change of mind when the Giants explored the possibility of trading him.
Since then, he has been receptive to offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and has been doing the right things on and off the field.
Kafka also said that he has been good to work with and has been attentive to meetings.
However, the former Florida standout wore a red jersey during organized team activities.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan retweeted the reason for this.
This would explain why Toney was in the rehabbing group when we saw him Thursday. https://t.co/sTtA0qFekI
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 22, 2022
Raanan said, “This would explain why Toney was in the rehabbing group when we saw him Thursday.”
He quoted a tweet from NFL columnist Pat Leonard which said, “Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney had a minor arthroscopic knee procedure, sources say, which is why he’s been in a red jersey on the side at spring OTA practices. But he is expected to be fine and ready for training camp.”
Will The Injury Affect His Game?
It remains to be seen if Toney’s performance will be affected by the procedure.
However, the Giants are proceeding with caution because the legs are the lifeline of any wide receiver.
If their knee gets hurt, they won’t have the acceleration to leave defenders behind.
They won’t force him to do strenuous activities until he is full recovered.
After all, they will need a better season from him if they are to make a jump in the NFC.