“Decided to go to the losing team” – WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling set to join Josh Allen’s Bills following Chiefs exit, fans react

The Bills offered one-year deal worth $4.5 million to WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

“Decided to go to the losing team” – WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling set to join Josh Allen’s Bills following Chiefs exit, fans react

Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Josh Allen (Via Imago)

It appears Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn’t have to wait for long in the free agency following his departure from the reigning Super Bowl champion, as he is joining another AFC contender team– the Buffalo Bills. The wide receiver is reportedly joining the Bills in a one-year deal for the 2024 season. 

A source close to ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed the one-year deal offered by the Bills is worth $4.5 million, including a signing bonus of $1.125 million. 

The Kansas City Chiefs released the veteran receiver this offseason in a strategical move to free up $12 million in the salary cap and revamp their receiving corps, after their poor performance in 2023. Meanwhile, the Bills made two controversial decisions trading star wideout Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans and releasing Gabe Davis in free agency, who later signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Valdes-Scantling is set to join the squad of Curtis Samuel and Mack Hollins and the newly drafted second-round pick, Koen Coleman, who is quarterback Josh Allen’s favorite

This new deal is a major downfall from the $30 million worth of two-year deal which Valdes-Scantling signed with the Chiefs in 2022. However, he did stand up to their expectations and recorded only 63 receptions, 1,002 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 33 games he played in two seasons. 

The best game the receiver played in the red uniform was the 2023 AFC championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in his first season with them where he recorded 6 catches on 8 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown. Despite that, in both seasons, the Chiefs came out with a triumph in the Super Bowl.

Fan reaction to Marquez Valdes-Scantling joining the Bills 

Going from two back-to-back Super Bowl-winning team to the Bills, who haven’t appeared in the big game since 1994 is considered a big down for MVS. Fans have been questioning his decision to join a “losing” team in the league. 

One fan wrote, “Decided to go to the losing team,” while another wrote, “Chiefs three-peat odds just went through the roof.” Here are some of the fan reactions: 

Fans mocked Valdes-Scantling for ensuring a playoff exists now that he joined the Bills, while also trolled the Bills for poorly compensating for Diggs’ absence. Perhaps, it now depends on the receiver to work his magic with quarterback Allen and prove his antics wrong.

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