3 Chiefs on the Nice List (& 2 on the Naughty List) This Christmas

Trent McDuffie has five forced fumbles on the season
Trent McDuffie has five forced fumbles on the season / Wm. Glasheen-USA TODAY Sports
2 of 5

2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Naughty List

Valdes-Scantling is probably getting a box full of coal, if we're being honest.

We don't need to rehash his costly drops, but the man with the sixth-highest cap hit in 2023 currently has 20 catches on 38 targets for 312 yards and one TD. It's a far cry from the numbers he posted last season when he was a hero in the AFC Championship game, and I'd be surprised if Valdes-Scantling is on the team next year.

Patrick Mahomes has just a 78 passer rating when targeting Valdes-Scantling, compared to a 117.7 mark when targeting Rice.

He's seen his snap count diminish in recent weeks and it looks like the Chiefs are slowly phasing the deep threat out of the offense. With Justin Watson taking over those long shots, I wouldn't expect much from Valdes-Scantling for the rest of the year.

Now, let's get back to the nice list, shall we?