Kansas City Chiefs superstar tight end Travis Kelce made a comment this week that should leave KC fans with a big smile on their faces.
The Chiefs traded for wide receiver Kadarius Toney late last month. Toney was selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The former Florida standout, however, didn’t live up to expectations in New York (mostly because of injuries and COVID-19 issues).
Kansas City sent a third-round pick and sixth-round pick to the Giants for the former first-rounder.
Toney has only played in two games for the Chiefs, but he’s already flashed some of the talent that made him a first-round selection last year.
In a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, Toney caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed twice for 33 yards.
Toney hasn’t been with the Chiefs for very long, but Kelce has already seen enough to know that landing the talented wide receiver was a steal for Kansas City.
“I don’t know how he got out of that building,” said Kelce (via the “New Heights w/ Jason & Travis Kelce” podcast). “I just don’t get it. I don’t get it one bit.:
“I don’t even want to know what happened over there. I am just extremely happy that [Kansas City GM] Brett Veach found a way yet again to get an unbelievably talented player in this building.”
What a win for the Chiefs. The Giants gave up on Toney way too quickly. And now they’re going to have watch him flourish in Kansas City.
There’s a reason the Chiefs are consistently one of the best teams in the NFL — and it’s not just because Patrick Mahomes is on the roster. Veach is one of the best general managers in the league and he showed it again with the savvy acquisition of Toney.
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