The Kansas City Chiefs need Kadarius Toney now more than ever in the wake of some news that doesn’t go their way.
Last week the Kansas City Chiefs were without one of their starting receivers in Mecole Hardman. He has missed practice this week and was placed on the injured reserve list due to an abdominal issue on Thursday. Being on the injured reserve list means he can’t play for four games.
We have placed WR Mecole Hardman on Reserve/Injured. pic.twitter.com/OPzso2scX6— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 17, 2022
Last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, receiver JuJu Smith Schuster was hit to the head by a Jaguars defender and had to be taken out of the game as he was helped off of the field. Since then he has been placed in concussion protocol and will likely not play on Sunday against the Chargers.
That means two receivers are not playing against the Chargers, that we know of. Rookie Skyy Moore has not developed as well as the Chiefs would have liked, too. So, it is safe to say Toney will be needed now more than ever.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jerick McKinnon, and L'Jarius Sneed were limited in practice today.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 17, 2022
JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chris Lammons did not practice.
In his first game with the Chiefs, there were designed plays just for him to get the ball. Last week Toney was getting the ball in the flow of the offense and finished with four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.
I think on Sunday we could see even more than that as he will likely slide into a bigger role, and hopefully he can help make up for what the Chiefs will be missing in Hardman and Smith-Schuster.
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