Chiefs confirm Kadarius Toney replaces Skyy Moore as new punt returner


The Kansas Metropolis Bosses (formally) has a brand new punt returner.

That was the case after new Chiefs broad receiver Kadarius Toney was the person again for each punt in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10. However whereas chatting with the media Thursday, particular groups coordinator Dave Toub confirmed the transfer of newcomer Skyy Moore.

Toney was solely capable of try a return on two of the Jaguars’ six punts, averaging 5.5 yards per return.

“I can not wait to see him get a ball kicked to him,” mentioned Toub of Toney. “We did not have that choice, actually. [The Jaguars] did a superb job final week utilizing the sidelines and hanging the ball very nicely. Eventually, he’ll get a kick out of it and we’ll discover out what he is acquired. However I’ve a superb feeling about this nonetheless.

Toney has the benefit of getting returned punts as a university soccer participant in Florida, an expertise Moore didn’t have.

Toub additionally mentioned that he likes how Toney may be very courageous – and generally, possibly additionally brave. Whereas Toub likes aggression in a returner, he acknowledged that the Chiefs have to “pull him again somewhat bit.”

“He must perform a little higher with some studying, however that is a part of the educational expertise,” Toub mentioned. “He is younger – and he is solely going to get higher. He’s one thing with the ball in his arms.”

Toub’s final line is one thing that offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and the offensive teaching workers observed as nicely. In simply his second sport with Kansas Metropolis, Toney caught 4 catches for 57 yards and a landing.

“He is an amazing child,” mentioned Bieniemy. “He’s an distinctive boy. He is a wonderful employee. The child may be very, very sensible. Our job is to verify we’re not giving him an excessive amount of info and exhausting him to [where] he does not know what to do. We simply need to proceed to deliver it collectively – [while] ensuring he could make the required progress he must make. However I assumed final week he performed nicely. He did an amazing job.

“He is doing an amazing job mixing in with the blokes. The chemistry appears to be on course. Every time somebody has a chance [for a] change [of scenery] on this league, generally change could be actually, actually good for you – and thus far, so good.

Now that he is been named Kansas Metropolis’s new punt returner — together with accidents to broad receivers Mecole Hardman and JuJu Smith-Schuster — Toney ought to have loads of work to do in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers.

If his first two outings had been any indication, Toney ought to be somebody to observe on Sunday night time.