Will Marquez Valdes-Scantling reunite with Aaron Rodgers?

Could the Jets be the next landing spot for MVS?

Kansas City Chiefs, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Kansas City Chiefs, Marquez Valdes-Scantling / Ryan Kang/GettyImages
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In a move that was widely expected, the Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling prior to the new league year beginning.

Back in 2022, Valdes-Scantling came over from the Green Bay Packers after signing a three-year deal worth $30 million. This coming season, he was set to count $14 million against the cap. By releasing him, the Chiefs save $12 million of that.

Over the last year, Valdes-Scantling has gotten plenty of grief for his mishaps and dropped passes. Now, Chiefs fans won't have to worry about him any longer. But, you know who might? New York Jets fans.

It only makes sense for the Jets to reunite Marquez Valdes-Scantling with Aaron Rodgers.

One of the teams in need of more weapons this offseason is the Jets, who are going to do whatever they can to surround Aaron Rodgers with as much talent as possible. Now, is Valdes-Scantling what you would call a top-tier weapon? Of course not.

But, the connection means something.

Last year, the Jets chose to sign both Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb to play alongside Rodgers just as they once did in Green Bay. Rodgers is someone who values "his guys," and could whisper in the ears of that New York front office if he desired MVS in Jets green.

Rodgers was a vocal supporter of Valdes-Scantling during their time together in Green Bay, and bringing over another familiar face is never a bad option in a situation like his.

Back in 2020, Valdes-Scantling led the entire NFL in yards per reception with a whopping 20.9 on 33 receptions. To this day, that season is still his best yet, totaling 690 yards and six touchdowns with the Packers.

The Jets are a candidate to either pursue a bigger name in free agency or target a wide receiver in the first two days of the draft in order to take some pressure off Garrett Wilson. While Valdes-Scantling isn't going to move the needle a bunch, he's still someone Rodgers could value having in New York.

As they say, one man's... ah, you know what, never mind. I won't go that far.

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