It didn't take long for the Kansas City Chiefs to add another wide receiver to their depth chart. Moments ago, the team signed former Green Bay Packers wideout Marques Valdes-Scantling.
Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, it's a three-year deal worth up to $36 million for Valdes-Scantling. He'll make $18 million in the first two years.
Valdes-Scantling met with the Chiefs this week. It's safe to say that meeting went well.
When healthy, Valdes-Scantling was capable of stretching the field for the Packers. He finished the 2021 season with 26 catches for 430 yards and three touchdowns.
The Chiefs are hopeful that Valdes-Scantling will be a deep threat in their offense. After all, he does have the speed to make explosive 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.
There's still more work to be done before Kansas City feels great about its receiving corps for the 2022 season, but this is a strong start to filling the void left behind by Tyreek Hill.
Chiefs fans, do you like this signing?