The Kansas City Chiefs have made it very clear they aren’t worried about offensive production after Tyreek Hill’s departure. They even went out and signed a few new players to use this year on that side of the ball. And with Patrick Mahomes still at the helm, it isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is one of those new weapons the Chiefs will get to use. He signed a three-year $30 million contract this off-season, and fans are expecting big things, and so is the media. According to Pro Football Focus, Valdez-Scantling has a shot to be a standout player this season.

PFF listed MVS as potential receiver primed for bigger role in 22’

PFF recently wrote an article in which they chose seven receivers that could see a much bigger role this year. In other words, they think these guys will have a standout season. For one of those seven, PFF writer Doug Kyed chose Valdes-Scantling, among the Bills’ Gabriel Davis, Ravens’ Rashod Bateman, Dolphins’ Cedrick Wilson, Bears’ Darnell Mooney, Cardinals’ Rondale Moore, and Packers’ Sammy Watkins.

I’d say Kyed picked a good bunch of guys poised for standout seasons in 2022.

Here were his thoughts on Valdes-Scantling coming into 2022:

“The former Green Bay Packers receiver took his time in free agency and landed in an optimal spot with the Chiefs after Tyreek Hill was traded to Miami. Valdes-Scantling traveled to Texas to spend some time with new quarterback Patrick Mahomes before OTAs and minicamp, and it appeared to have paid off. The Athletic’s Nate Taylor dubbed him the Chiefs’ “best receiver” in their offseason workout program.

Kansas City is excited by what it saw from Valdes-Scantling this offseason, per one source. MVS started 39 games over four seasons with the Packers but has a chance to be Mahomes’ top wide receiver in 2022.”

MVS is one of the best deep threats in the NFL, and not many can argue with that. In fact, the stats don’t lie.

Per PFF, of all receivers with at least 20 deep pass targets (passes of at least 20 yards), Valdes-Scantling posted the highest yards per reception in those targets, with 43.5. He also had zero drops, which is obviously a good thing.

He also finished with the highest yards after the catch per reception with 13, and the fourth-highest average depth of target at 33. Needless to say, MVS goes deep, and he will do just that with Kansas City.

However, with no Davante Adams on his team now, he is set up to have a bigger season than last year. Yes, Travis Kelce is on the team, but he won’t be going deep as Adams or Valdes-Scantling does. And, Any Reid mentioned earlier in the year that MVS can run intermediate routes, which should bolster his game.

“He’s [MVS] a big kid, but he’s got really good flexibility,” Reid said back in June. “He can change directions and he’s got that speed, which we all knew he had. He’s able to work some of the primary underneath routes that he maybe didn’t do quite as much in Green Bay because of who they had there. I’ve been pleased with how he goes about his business. He’s doing a nice job.”

This signing could down as one of the best in recent memory, or certainly one of the more underrated. Also, just because it’s worth mentioning, MVS has two more years on his contract after this season.

You can read the rest of the PFF article here

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