Breaking: Chiefs Are Signing Free Agent Wide Receiver

The Kansas City Chiefs quickly added another wide receiver to its depth chart. Marques Valdess-Scantling, a former Green Bay Packers wideout, was signed by the team.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the three-year contract is worth up $36 million. In the first two years, he’ll earn $18 million.

This week, Valdes-Scantling met up with the Chiefs. It is safe to say that the meeting was successful.

Valdes-Scantling, when healthy, was capable of stretching out the field for the Packers. He had 26 catches for 430 yard and three touchdowns in the 2021 season.

Chiefs believe Valdes-Scantling is a serious threat to their offense. He has the speed to make powerful plays downfield.

Former Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill was clocked at 21.91 mph in Week 14 of the 2020 season, per @NextGenStats. The only ball-carrier who has been clocked faster in the past two seasons: new Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who hit 22.09 mph in Week 11 last season,” Pelissero added. 

Although there is still much to do before Kansas City can feel great about its receiving corps in 2022, this is a solid start to filling the void left by Tyreek Hill.

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