Tyreek Hill is out. Marquez Valdes Scantling and JuJu Smith Schuster in.
Andy Reid and the Chiefs will try to replace Tyreek Hill’s production, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes said that Valdes-Scantling was a quick study since his arrival in Kansas City.
“I think he’s done a great job of learning the offense really fast and making plays when his number’s been called,” Mahomes said at his minicamp press conference.
He’s smart and you can see why his ability to pick up things so quickly. He has a great sense of everything, especially in the early part where there were a few guys hurt. He got lots of reps and made many plays.
MVS was signed by the Chiefs to a three year contract in March. MVS had previously spent four seasons as a wideout with Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers and Green Bay Packers.
Mahomes stated that speed was evident this week and that Valdes Scantling is already making plays.
"I really liked the way those two worked. They have a nice connection with Patrick at this point…We'll see how it rolls [moving forward], but I wouldn't expect much different."
– Coach Reid on JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling
— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) June 16, 2022
“So you saw a couple of them down the sideline where it was one-on-one and I just threw it up and let him make a play and he did,” Mahomes said. “So that’s a good thing to see and hopefully it carries on in training camp and into the season.”
Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs will look for someone who can stretch the field in the same way Hill did to make Travis Kelce the All-Pro tight end.