Packers’ Marquez Valdes-Scantling leads NFL in two monster stats
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism following his late-game fumble that led to an overtime loss against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. While his key error has been the stuff of headlines of late, what some fail to realize — or perhaps choose to overlook — is how Valdes-Scantling is currently one of the top WR’s in the NFL today. He has the numbers to prove it too.
According to Zach Cruse of Yahoo Sports, MVS leads the entire league in two key categories:
No player in the NFL has more catches of at least 40 yards than Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
With his 46-yard catch against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11, Valdes-Scantling is now the only player in the NFL with five catches of 40 or more yards.
Aside from his stellar catching record, Valdes-Scantling is also the very best in the league in terms of his yard gain per reception:
In addition, Valdes-Scantling is first among qualified players in yards per reception at 20.7, and he’s actually the only qualified player averaging 20 or more yards per catch in 2020.
Every legitimate football fan appreciates just how outstanding Marquez Valdes-Scantling truly is. These numbers only go out to prove this well-known fact.
Recently, MVS revealed that he had received several death threats following his blunder against the Colts. He called out the unwarranted threats, stating how they were completely uncalled for. We honestly could not agree more, and this is regardless of how terrible an error any player could commit. At the end of the day, we have all have to remember that this is just a game.