Kansas City Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney will not play in the Super Bowl against the 49ers, per Adam Schefter. Toney wasn’t on the injury report, meaning he will be a healthy scratch for the big game. Toney’s inconsistencies and injuries have plagued him throughout his career. It appears the final straw for head coach Andy Reid was yet another dropped/deflected pass that went for an interception against the Patriots in Week 15. Toney also cost them a win over the Bills as he lined up way offsides on what could have been the game-winning touchdown.
Toney was one of the bright spots of last year’s Super Bowl against the Eagles in the Chiefs comeback in the 4th quarter, as he caught a touchdown pass and returned a critical punt 65 yards to set up another touchdown. There is no doubt he has the physical attributes to be a great receiver, especially after the catch, but it appears his mistakes are just too costly to risk on the big stage this year.
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