Chiefs Stock Watch, Week 17: Isiah Pacheco pops off as Chiefs silence Bengals

Despite the chirping from the peanut gallery, the Chiefs take care of business and wrap up their eighth-straight AFC West crown.

Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs
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Stock Down: Marques Valdez-Scantling

Before the game, it seemed there was no way that Marquez Valdes-Scantling's stock could drop any lower than it already has. He has been, by far, the most disappointing wide receiver on this team and the poster boy for the Chiefs' offensive woes. He has argued with local media for criticizing his lack of production, and no accountability was taken for it. Boy, was I wrong.

Valdes-Scantling put up another MVS game with 1 catch for 3 yards despite playing 70% of the snaps. He also had a drop on a deep ball that went right through his hands on the first play of the second drive of the second half. Pretty standard stuff, really. What made his stock fall even further than before was the on-field display here.

It's the audacity to show up Patrick Mahomes by pitching a fit because a ball was not placed perfectly on a third-down pass when Mahomes was under duress. Never mind that it hit MVS right in the hands. Never mind that MVS is an NFL-caliber wide receiver who could not make the adjustment a high schooler could. Never mind that Mahomes is the best quarterback walking on planet Earth. No. MVS, in his infinite wisdom, decided to complain on-field about the ball placement. Are we to expect that he would have caught it if the ball was placed perfectly? History has shown otherwise.

The fact that MVS continues to be on the field for 70% of the offensive snaps is an affront to God, which needs to be remedied as soon as possible if the Chiefs harbor hopes of making noise in the playoffs. MVS is far from the only Chiefs receiver with drop issues, but he is the only one with no positive plays in exchange for his negative ones. On the same drive that MVS dropped the deep ball, Justin Watson caught a similar pass for 41 yards. On the next drive, Rashee Rice turned in the longest play of the Chiefs' season by hauling in a 67-yard bomb. Both Watson and Rice have had big-time drops, but at least they have shown that they can bring in a few of those passes every now and again.

The more MVS is on the field, the worse the Chiefs' chances of winning. Sit him on the bench and keep him there. We are all tired of this.