6 Kansas City Chiefs on Thin Ice Following OTAs

Which Kansas City Chiefs are on thin ice after OTAs?
Kansas City Chiefs, Skyy Moore
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2. Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver

This is one of those situations where it's hard to figure out why the player is still on the team.

Kadarius Toney had one season at Florida where he showed his potential, gaining 984 yards through the air with 10 touchdowns. That performance was enough to convince the New York Giants to use the 20th overall selection on him in 2021.

It didn't take long for New York to give up on Toney, who had 420 yards on 39 receptions in 10 games as a rookie. Despite the numbers being promising, he was never a favorite of the coaching staff and they shipped him to K.C. in exchange for a third and sixth-round pick.

Toney appeared to be a dream match for Patrick Mahomes since the wideout could take the top off a defense and Mahomes can throw the ball all the way across the great state of Kansas. Unfortunately, Toney and Mahomes never found that rapport.

In 20 games with the Chiefs, Toney has 41 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns. He's averaging just 8.3 yards per reception and has struggled with drops. He did show out with a 65-yard punt return in their Super Bowl LVII win, setting a record in the process. But showings like that aren't the norm for Toney.

Like Skyy Moore, Toney won't be able to depend on the uncertainty of Rashee Rice to keep him safe. Xavier Worthy, who set the NFL Combine record with a 4.21 time in the 40-yard dash, is the new deep threat. As long as he looks average, that will be enough to cut ties with Toney.