ESPN’s Jason Reid made a prediction for the second half of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ 2022 season that would bode well for the franchise’s Super Bowl hopes.

Reid thinks wide receiver Kadarius Toney, a recent addition to Kansas City’s roster (via trade), will lead the Chiefs in receptions of 20 yards or more in the second half of the season.

From ESPN:

The new Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver should emerge as quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ top deep threat, reminding everyone why the Giants selected him in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. He will provide the Chiefs with some of the explosive elements missing in their passing game since Hill was traded to the Dolphins.

The Chiefs are currently tied with the Dolphins in passing plays that gain 20 or more yards (36), but Toney will take the big-play offense to another level. Mahomes will wind up being very pleased about this pre-deadline trade.

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Nov 6, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) catches a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

When healthy, Toney is one of the most dangerous deep threats in the league.

Staying healthy, however, has been an issue for Toney. The former Florida standout, who was selected in the first round (No. 20 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, missed seven games during his rookie season due to an oblique injury and COVID-19.

Toney has played in just three games this season, including this past week when he made his Chiefs debut.

If his injury issues are behind him (he played all 11 games during his final season at Florida in 2020), then Toney could end up being of the biggest steals of the season. And he could help Kansas City get back to the promised land this season

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