The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57 on Sunday. After signing with the Chiefs in free agency, wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will be playing in his first Super Bowl.
After spending the first four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Valdes-Scantling signed a three-year deal with Kansas City. He played in all 17 games and brought in 42 of his 81 targets for 687 yards and two touchdowns. While his scores were down, the receptions and targets were career highs. MVS served as the Chiefs' deep threat in the offense after the Chiefs traded away wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.
Valdes-Scantling has to compete with several pass-catchers in the offense from tight end Travis Kelce to running back Jerick McKinnon and all the wide receivers in between. His receiving yards prop at DraftKings Sportsbook was set at 35.5 yards, and his reception total was installed at over/under 2.5. Valdes-Scantling has +2200 odds to be the first touchdown scorer in Super Bowl 57. He has +1800 odds to be the last touchdown scorer and installed at +300 to score a touchdown at any point in the game.
Fourth quarter update: It was a lackluster Super Bowl for MVS individually, who only saw one target. However, the Chiefs won so he’s still a Super Bowl champion.
Third quarter update: MVS still only has one target, but the Chiefs do have the ball right now and are marching down the field. We’ll see if the speedster can get a big play in the final quarter of this Super Bowl.
Second quarter update: Patrick Mahomes did throw a deep ball to Valdes-Scantling but the receiver could not haul it in. He’s still got zero receptions, but it only takes one big play with MVS for his bets to pay off.
First quarter update: It’s been a rough start for Valdes-Scantling in this game, largely because he hasn’t gotten started. The speedster hasn’t been targeted yet in the Super Bowl and the Chiefs have largely gone to Travis Kelce in the aerial game. We’ll see if MVS can get going in the second quarter but he’s not seeing much action at the moment.