Giants 2021 first-round pick Kadarious Toney is not being shopped by the New Yok Giants per the team. I recently spoke to Giants’ general manager Joe Schoen and he says they are not focused on that at this point and I didn’t get the sense a trade was going to happen. There have been several reports that Toney might get traded and Schoen said that report ignited teams to call. Toney has been at the facility, participating in phase 2 of the offseason program. Schoen told me the Giants are still receiving calls on the receiver but they are not calling teams gauging interest. So what should they do?
In 2021, Toney played in 10 games, catching 39 passes for 420 yards and no touchdowns. Just a year he was the Giants’ 20th overall pick last year out of the University of Florida. ESPN’s Jordan Raanan laid it in article on ESPN.com. “Toney had a rocky rookie season that included multiple injuries and situations, from wearing the wrong-sized cleats to skipping the voluntary offseason program to multiple positive COVID-19 tests that keep him off the field.”
The Giants have taken the approach nobody is off limits even going back to the rumors of running back Saquon Barkley possibly getting dealt around the NFL Combine. The first-year general manager has been adamant since being hired about exploring all options but since has mentioned that his comment was blown out of proportion. It’s been reported, Schoen spoke to Barkley immediately afterwards and has since said "he did not make any calls about trading the star running back, even if he did receive some."
Toney hasn't been at voluntary offseason workouts or this last week's minicamp.It didn’t seem to bother the Giants brass. "It's voluntary," Schoen said. "Nobody asked about the other guys that aren't here. It's life. Life happens. "I've had good conversations with Kadarius. We've been in contact. At the end of the day it's voluntary. That's what it is."
The Giants may not be shopping the receiver, but if they get an offer they can’t refuse, they may have to bite.