The NFL is a ruthless business, and things can change in the blink of an eye in this league.
One day you’re at the top, and everybody wants you, and the other, you cannot even get a shot at making the team’s practice squad.
Teams often consider their players as assets, and they won’t hesitate to send them away to get better.
That was the case with the New York Giants and Kadarius Toney.
The former first-round pick fell out of grace in the Big Apple, so the Kansas City Chiefs took a gamble on him to try and make the most of his talents.
Needless to say, that couldn’t have worked better for them, as Toney was a solid plug-and-play option for their offense since arriving in Missouri.
Moreover, Toney made Super Bowl history by logging a 65-yard punt return on Sunday, the longest we had ever seen in the big game.
KADARIUS TONEY TAKES IT DOWN TO THE 5 YARD LINE.
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He managed to escape tackles left and right and took the football all the way to the five-yard line, setting the table for his team to go up 35-27 late in the fourth quarter.
Notably, he had also caught the TD pass that helped the team come back from a ten-point deficit and get that 28-27 lead in the first place, which was the only time he was targeted in the game.
Then, he became even more of a factor with that epic record-breaking play.
So, all things considered, he gave the Chiefs more points than the Giants were able to score against the Eagles in the Divisional Round.
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