The Kansas City Chiefs continued their remarkable six-game winning streak by securing a 31-17 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7.
While tight end Travis Kelce played a pivotal role in the reigning Super Bowl champions’ triumph, the performance of wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was equally significant, and it certainly caught the attention of Kansas City’s head coach, Andy Reid.
During a video conference on Monday, Coach Reid spoke about Valdes-Scantling’s contribution, stating, “I thought we had good stuff in for him that popped.
We normally have a handful of plays in there that have his name on them, but sometimes the coverage is different, and a few variables come into play. He had opportunities [Sunday], where he ran good routes, or Pat [Mahomes] was scrambling and found him.”
In the game against the Chargers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling emerged as the second-highest receiver for the Chiefs, amassing 84 receiving yards and a touchdown on three catches out of five targets.
Meanwhile, Travis Kelce led the Chiefs with a stellar performance, racking up 179 receiving yards from 12 receptions and 13 targets.
It was clear that the Chargers had no answer for Kelce, and most of quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ attention was directed towards him. Despite this, Valdes-Scantling made a substantial impact with the limited targets he received.
Throughout the season, Kelce has carried a significant portion of the Chiefs’ offensive load, but the emergence of Marquez Valdes-Scantling as a valuable asset in the matchup with the Chargers is undoubtedly a positive sign for Coach Reid and the Kansas City organization.