While Big Blue has been winning Super Bowls, Gang Green has been mired in mediocrity.
Although this week it seems like Jets fans finally had a reason to chuckle at the Giants’ expense.
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A Stunning Situation
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News dropped a bombshell on Friday, April 22 via his Tik Tok account that the Giants “are looking to trade” wide receiver, Kadarius Toney.
Big Blue has been actively making trade calls around the league to see what they can get for the talented wideout. Leonard said that they’re “close” to moving him.
The 23-year-old just entered the league last year as the No. 20 overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.
According to Leonard, the Giants had some internal discussions about hitting the eject button in the middle of his rookie campaign. There have been an array of issues that have arisen: commitment questions, laziness with the playbook, and poor behavior.
Last year he was disqualified from a game for throwing a punch during a game against the Dallas Cowboys.
A new regime arrived this offseason with Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll taking over for the Giants.
The Best Reactions
With this news hitting social media, Jets fans and media analysts couldn’t help themselves from trolling the Giants for picking Toney over wide receiver Elijah Moore.
The former Ole Miss product who was widely considered a first-round prospect fell to the green and white who had the No. 34 overall pick in the second round.
DJ Bien-Aime who covers the Jets for the New York Daily News presented a scary alternate reality that featured the Jets viewing Toney “in the same talent range.”
Connor Hughes of The Athletic can’t comprehend, still a year later, how the Giants picked KT over Moore.
What a juxtaposition. The Jets view Moore as a future WR1 and a cornerstone of their franchise. While the Giants are likely going to give Toney away for a bag of peanuts this offseason.
The Jet Press with a simple message and a laughing emoji, “could’ve had Elijah Moore.”
Giants fans trolled Jets fans last year for the selection, it has been difficult to find those same fans this year.
Toney is obviously talented in just 10 games he was able to show a human joystick-like playmaking ability that few players possess:
- 39 receptions
- 420 yards
- Averaged 10.1 yards per offensive touch
However, the depth of the reporting from Leonard raises some serious red flags about Toney’s future in football. We all know that the more talented you are, the longer your leash is at this level, but this has to be a major wake-up call and an utter disappointment for the Giants.