May 25, 2024

Free agency wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who last played for the Kansas City Chiefs, is likely to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills on May 14, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

MVS took to X, formerly Twitter, to express his excitement at having the opportunity to play with Bills quarterback Josh Allen after previously playing with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City.

“Good things come to good people!” Earned, not given. Prayers and no shortcuts! “Thankful for the journey,” he wrote.

MVS Had a Roller Coaster of a Journey With the Chiefs

Marquez Valdes-Scantling finds new home with Buffalo Bills, per report

 

Valdes-Scantling received his first large NFL contract with the Chiefs in March 2022, for three years and $30 million. Unfortunately, MVS did not live up to his contract.

His best performance in a Chiefs uniform came against the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2023 AFC Championship Game, when he caught 6 passes on 8 targets for 116 yards and one touchdown. Aside from that game, he only had one more 100-yard performance in Kansas City.

According to Pro Football Reference, during his two seasons with the two-time defending Super Bowl champions, Valdes-Scantling had 63 receptions, 1,002 yards, and three touchdowns in 33 regular season games. In seven playoff games, he had 15 catches for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

On February 28, Kansas City released Valdes-Scantling. The move was a salary cap maneuver, as the Chiefs saved $12 million by dismissing MVS.

Though Valdes-Scantling might have rejoined the Chiefs later in the offseason on a lesser deal, the arrivals of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown in free agency and Xavier Worthy in the Draft left no room for MVS on the squad given the aforementioned players’ skill sets.

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