By Max Harper

Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney has only had 20 catches for just 127 yards through nine games this season as he is recovering from offseason knee surgery.

Eagles fans will remember him from last February’s Super Bowl.

Toney’s biggest impact of the night arguably came on a non-TD. On just the Eagles’ second punt of the game, Toney made a tough grab of Arryn Siposs’ short, spiraling kick at the Kansas City 30-yard line. There wasn’t an Eagles player within 10 yards of him when Toney grabbed it, though, which Toney said made him smell “blood in the water.” He made Zach Pascal miss before sharply reversing across the grain to spring the game-changing return.

“I saw (an) opportunity,” Toney said. “In that situation, I made the right return and the right decision.”

Toney raced down the right sideline, and the Chiefs had a perfect wall set up. After Siposs missed another tackle attempt, Toney twisted his way down to the Philadelphia 5-yard line. The 65-yard punt return was the longest in Super Bowl history, topping Jordan Norwood’s 61-yarder in Super Bowl 50.

“I saw a lot of white jerseys in front of me,” Toney said. “At that moment, I was really excited to get the ball.”

“We’ll just keep coming with him,” Reid said. “I just want to remind everyone that he did have knee surgery, so we’re taking it easy with him up to this point, and just making sure he makes it through the year and in good health.”

Toney caught one pass in the Chiefs’ most recent game, last week against the Dolphins in Germany, but Reid said the Chiefs think Toney will be ready to contribute more when called upon.

“He played seven plays last week. And so we can play him more than that and still be OK.” said Reid, “We’ll just keep an eye on his leg and make sure that we’re repping that out the right way and let him keep progressing as we go here throughout the year. That’s the important part.”

Toney hasn’t exactly made the most of his limited opportunities, averaging just 4.5 yards per target, but Reid still sounds confident that Toney will be there when the Chiefs need him.

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