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Kansas City Chiefs ‘to release Marquez Valdes-Scantling’ just 17 days after he scored a touchdown in their Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers

  • The Chiefs are reportedly releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • It comes just 17 days after he scored a touchdown in their Super Bowl victory
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The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

It comes just 17 days after he scored a touchdown for the Chiefs in their 25-22 Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.

The decision to cut Valdes-Scantling will reportedly save the Chiefs $12 million on their salary cap.

The 29-year-old has been playing in Kansas City for two seasons. He had previously spent four in Green Bay after the Packers drafted him in 2018.

Valdes-Scantling won two Super Bowl rings in Kansas City, but was part of a receiving group that struggled for Patrick Mahomes last season.

The Chiefs have announced that they are releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling

He managed just 21 receptions for 315 yards in the regular season and scored one touchdown in 16 games.

In the postseason, he hauled in eight catches for 128 yards and one touchdown, arriving when the Chiefs needed a score in the Super Bowl.

A crucial blunder by San Francisco’s special teams set up Mahomes’ 16-yard pass to Valdes-Scantling for a 13-10 lead.

Later, he also came up with a move to keep the team’s overtime alive.

Facing a key fourth down that the Chiefs needed to convert to stay in the game, Mahomes was able to rush eight yards to get a first down to advance.

As for how he ended up on that play, Mahomes told “The Peter King Podcast” that during a timeout, the receiver known as MVS suggested a setup that could make the QB mobile if he had to run.

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“Yeah, I wish I could take all the credit, but it was kind of crazy,” Mahomes said.

“So we were going through our plays, trying to decide whether to run or pass, and we had a couple of run plays.

“We had already had a lot of close-range situations in the game and we were trying to find that perfect play.

“So I was thinking about passes, because obviously I wanted to pass them and have the ball in my hand. It was actually MVS who came to the group and said, “Hey, let’s go to Slide Keys.” That’s wild because it’s not really a play designed for him, it’s a play designed for Travis (Kelce) and Rashee (Rice).

‘When he said it, it clicked for me, I thought, “That’s it. That’s perfect.”