Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver Kadarius Toney had a breakout game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, racking up 90 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown while making a significant impact in only his second game with the team.
"He's a smart kid, and he picks it up easy," said Head Coach Andy Reid. "He's always willing to spend time at it, too. He's not just getting the plays and then not studying. He spends the time at it. He's very talented."
In only his second week with the Chiefs, Toney tallied four catches for 57 yards to go along with 33 rushing yards on two attempts. One of his four grabs resulted in a 6-yard touchdown.
The score, which marked the first of Toney's young career, was made possible due to a brilliant play-design that put him in motion before sneaking into the flat away from any defenders. What happened next was a spectacular play of athleticism, as Toney hopped into the end zone on one foot to avoid going out of bounds.
"The reason I was hopping was because I was too close to the sideline when I caught it, and I was just excited," said Toney. "I saw the sideline [and thought], 'Oh, I have to hop. I'll get in there somehow, some way.' It was electric being out there with all the fans around you, sitting on top of you and yelling at the opponent. The quarterback put me in the right position."
There were questions about how quickly Toney would be able to adjust to this offense, but he quickly silenced those comments in just his second game with the Chiefs. Credit needs to be given to both him and Coach Reid for how well they managed to adjust to each other.
Now, moving forward, it's safe to say that Toney is a great fit for this offense and ultimately adds yet another weapon that the Chiefs can deploy against opponents. His performance in Week 10 was an announcement to the league that Toney and the Chiefs are a force to be reckoned with.
It's a reality that Toney is excited to continue with this new team, and when asked about his breakout performance, the 23-year-old Toney's answer was simple enough.
"I feel like I'm right where I need to be."