If you’re wanting for a possible outside-the-box Super Bowl MVP candidate, right here’s one to go away exterior the field.
Receiver Kadarius Toney, regardless of being wholesome, will not be playing in the game, in accordance to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.
This seemingly implies that Toney will probably be inactive and not in uniform. Six years in the past, former Patriots coach Bill Belichick shocked everybody by dressing — however barely taking part in — cornerback Malcolm Butler.
Toney final performed on December 17, at New England. He had a drop that turned an interception in the fourth quarter. That was only one week after he lined up offside towards the Bills, wiping out a possible game-winning landing that he scored after catching a lateral from tight finish Travis Kelce.
Two weeks in the past, Toney complained on social media that he’s not really injured, after being dominated out the AFC Championship for a hip damage and private causes (he had a daughter born the night time earlier than the sport). The authenticity of the audio wasn’t sure, however neither the Chiefs for Toney’s camp denied it.
“I’m not hurt,” Toney stated. “Not of that shit. Save that shit. . . . It go from hip to ankle to this to that. . . . I’m in a body cast right now at this point.”
In his first full season with the Chiefs, Toney had 27 catches for 169 yards and a landing. He performed in 13 video games with two begins. When he performed, he was on the area for (on common) 25 % of the snaps.
His most output in anyone sport for the 2023 season was 35 yards, in Week 2 towards the Jaguars. He had 5 drops, three of which occurred in Week 1 towards the Lions.