Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with Chiefs

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The Chiefs have started their work to replace receiver Tyreek Hill.

According to multiple reports, former Green Bay receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is signing with Kansas City on a three-year $30 million contract that can escalate to $36 million.

Valdes-Scantling took a free-agent visit with the Chiefs on Wednesday and apparently liked what he heard. He was No. 81 on PFT’s list of top free agents for 2022.

Valdes-Scantling was a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft and played out his rookie contract with the Packers. He missed several games with a hamstring injury last season and didn’t play in the postseason loss to San Francisco with a back injury.

But he still caught 26 passes for 430 yards with three touchdowns in 2021.

In 2020, the speedy wideout caught 33 passes for 690 yards with six TDs and led the league at 20.9 yards per reception.

It will be practically impossible for the Chiefs to replace Hill, one of the league’s best receivers, with just one player. But Valdes-Scantling at least has a track record of performance with one of the game’s other elite quarterbacks.

59 responses to “Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with Chiefs

  1. As a CHiefs fan, this is a terrible signing. Overpay for a #3 or #4 receiver. No Thanks.

  2. What the….he hasn’t earned that contract. Definitely has potential, but cmon. This WR market is insane.

  3. 59 receptions for 1,120 yards and 9 TD’s IN TWO YEARS is now worth $10-12 million per year…….let that sink in.

  4. It is impossible to replace Hill, even by resigning him that version he was will never play again. The key to all the WR deals is are they worth paying that much more for them. If your QB is truly a franchse QB, the answer is probably no.

  5. Cue the Packer fans who praised him all season who will now say he’s not that good and it’s good that he’s gone.

  6. GB is going to pay Rodgers $50M a year to hand the ball off to Jones and Dillion and try to win with a great D.

  7. upnorthvikesfan says:
    March 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm
    Cue the Packer fans who praised him all season who will now say he’s not that good and it’s good that he’s gone.

    He was $6M/YR good, not $10M/YR good. I’m not surprised the Packers didn’t sign him for that much, I’m only surprised the Vikings didn’t sign him for $12M/YR.

  8. This is a major reach! But I’m loving it. Rodgers has to be losing his freaking mind!
    Well Aaron, this is what you get when you take 25% of the cap and alienate everyone around you.

  9. MVS will make one great play per game and will drop one easy pass per game. Like clockwork.

  10. jacktatumroamingthemiddle says:
    March 24, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Whoa that’s like $1 mil per dropped ball per season.

    Yeah, might want to update that. He had no dropped passes last year on 55 targets. Zero, nada zilch. How many players can you say that about?

  11. $10 mil per yr?? He’s not that good. Doesn’t run good routes and has bricks for hands!

  12. As always let’s wait to see the details of what is guaranteed through the first season. I doubt it’s actually 10M a year.

  13. Chiefs get a legit deep ball threat who forces teams to use a safety over the top and has steadily improved every year (zero drops in 2021), is the anti-diva, works hard and is a great team player. MVS gets paid. Packers likely net the bottom fifth comp pick they used to acquire him. Everyone wants to declare winners and losers, but sometimes it’s good for all parties. Maybe the biggest winners are guys like Kelce running the underneath routes.

  14. I was surprised to see projections indicating MVS could get $8-9 million a year because though his speed can get him open deep he doesn’t catch everything he should.

  15. He was $6M/YR good, not $10M/YR good. I’m not surprised the Packers didn’t sign him for that much, I’m only surprised the Vikings didn’t sign him for $12M/YR.


    Vikings have KJ Osborne and Smith-Marsette why would then even entertain signing another 3rd or 4th WR?

  16. heLLpaso says:
    March 24, 2022 at 4:23 pm
    Epic overpay. Well done Chiefs “kingdom”
    Nothing like the epic overpay Hill got from Miami. Ditch a guy who wanted $120 million, sign a guy for $30 (maybe $36) million, save a ton against the cap AND get a slew of draft picks. I’d say that the Chiefs are well ahead in this game.

  17. The Chiefs are not letting up.

    The division breakdown consists of:

    Best Offense = Chiefs
    Best Defense = Broncos
    Best overall mix of both = Chargers

    Then you have the Raiders…..the Lions of the AFC.

  18. First of all, $10/yr was the market 3 years ago for a WR. The scale has been blown up by Adams and Hill. So, it’s a bargain by comparison.

    The second thing is if you know Andy Reid, everything plays off of the run with him. So, bigger receivers who can block are very important to him. Hill, obviously was the anomaly, but look at the other receivers on the roster. Look for them to go RB early in the draft and then things will make sense. I’m not a Chief’s fan at all, but watched him against my Redskins for years in Philly and in KC. I get how his mind works.

  19. That’s at least 5 mil over his worth on a good day. As soon as Adams left they had to upgrade that position. Mvs is past peak. Most catches was 38 his rookie year. Flat out drove me nuts in GB. Spectacular one play. Missing layups the next

  20. He also drops a lot of passes, so great that GB won’t have him and Rogers being paid stupid money to throw rb’s. Lol, enjoy watching the playoffs GB!

  21. Now that he doesn’t have a QB focused on QB rating he has 1,000+ yards and 10 TD’s coming his way.

  22. I fear this will prove to be a mistake… on Green Bay’s part. MVS was just coming into his own. Just got over the drops. His career thus far has followed the same arc as Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Donald Driver, and others.

    Out of all the Packer receivers of late, Randal Cobb and Greg Jennings are the only two I can think of that half the fans didn’t want to run out of town before it finally “clicked” for them somewhere around year 3 or 4.

  23. He’s a very good short-to-midlevel receiver who can outrun DBs after catching the ball, but is bad tracking the deep ball. He has a great work ethic and lives clean so he sets an example for Smith-Schuster, Coleman, and Gordon. He’s also a surprisingly good blocker which should thrill Reid. Overall a very good signing for the Chiefs.

  24. The trade with the Dolphins should have been Tyreek Hill for DeVante Parker plus picks.
    I would take DeVante Parker over Marquez Valdes-Scantling all day long.

  25. Too bad we didn’t land him in MN. Would have been #1 or 2 WR for our purple helmets.

  26. He can take the top off a defense, but that’s pretty much his whole arsenal. He got to do that in GB because they had the league’s best route runner in Adams. Not sure if he’ll be as effective in KC. Packers now have to get 2 WRs in the first three rounds of the draft.

  27. BB boosted the market intentionally to send these other AFC teams into a spiked market all at once.


  28. As a Packers fan, I am pleased. MVS took long to develop and was always hurt.
    Why did the Chiefs pay MVS and not Hill?

  29. I’m a Packer fan and I think MVS is a solid player. Particularly since the Adams trade, I wanted the Packers to resign him if possible. With all due respect to MVS, $10 million a year is just crazy money when you look at the guy’s actual production. He’s a decent starter, ideally a teams #3 target who can stretch the field and keep safeties honest. I’m surprised KC spent this much to acquire him. Good luck to MVS to prove me wrong!

  30. Great guy, but C’mon, thats a bit of a reach. Chiefs must be getting advise on spending from the Vikings now.

  31. Good riddance. The guy caught every other pass and had to be wide open alone to make a catch.
    He is doing the packers a favor. Bye Bye

  32. While I’m as big of a homer for Rodgers’ ability as you can get for a Viking fan, I was never much impressed by MVS. He often seemed to be dropping the ball or running lousy routes. It nonetheless is ironic that this off-season alone two former Packers WRs have chosen other QBs, particularly after last year Rodgers proclaimed that he was a the Packer’s main free agent draw.

  33. He was mediocre at best WITH Rodgers, so yeah, good luck with that. Lot of money for a deep decoy.

  34. I wanted to keep this guy in Green Bay, but not at anywhere near that price. Good for him. That’s a win for him. I’ve joked for years this kid needs glasses. His drops were not only frequent, they were momentum drive-killers at the worst time, times in-need of heroics. He never delivered. He’s got talent, that’s for sure, but I’d still have his eyes checked. If the Chiefs buy him some glasses, it could be a win-win.

  35. upnorthvikesfan says:
    March 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm
    Cue the Packer fans who praised him all season who will now say he’s not that good and it’s good that he’s gone.

    Good luck finding one. I don’t know any that have praised him. Funny though, it’s usually the Vikings that overpay excess Packers players

  36. The chiefs are now loaded with with three wide receivers that most teams would consider their third best WR

  37. so Green Bay lost ALL of their WRs!! if packer brass drafts a RB first round, Aaron Rodgers is gonna retire next.

  38. The Chiefs offense has collapsed they have junk at WR nothing at RB and a soon to be washed up TE

  39. With no receivers on the roster, it looks like Aaron Rodgers will have to throw the ball to himself this season.

  40. Every comment section becoming about Aaron Rodgers is pretty played out, guys.
    Consider, for a moment, that not every single thing is about him.

    MVS is a serviceable replacement level wide receiver who just got $10MM/yr (good for him!). While he didn’t drop any balls last season, that has always been his signature move… dropping wide open deep balls. He’s quick.

    You guys in here are acting like WRs are impossible to find. There’s not a one of these big splash (or even the tiny splash) guys who have been worth the draft picks and/or salaries that they received this offseason. There’s still some veteran guys around that might be worth kicking the tires on. But the idea that a 30 catch, 550 yard wideout should command $10MM a year is absolutely insane. I’m pretty comfortable saying that you can find a couple guys in the draft that can do that with one of the best QBs ever tossing the ball to them.

  41. raidernation lives among the penitentiaries says:
    March 24, 2022 at 4:46 pm
    The Chiefs are not letting up.

    The division breakdown consists of:

    Best Offense = Chiefs
    Best Defense = Broncos
    Best overall mix of both = Chargers

    Then you have the Raiders…..the Lions of the AFC.

    Really? You would think the Browns would be the Lions of the AFC after they just mortgaged their future and went into cap hell over one player who is probably going to suspended for who knows how long. You speak nonsense just for the sake of speaking nonsense.

  42. if Aaron Rodgers wins a 3rd consecutive MVP in 2022, it will be the first of the three years that he’s actually earned it.

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