New Bills WR clearly doesn't understand rivalry with Jets

Somebody gonna tell him?
Buffalo Bills, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Buffalo Bills, Marquez Valdes-Scantling / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Back in May, the Buffalo Bills added some depth to their wide receiver room when they signed former Kansas City Chiefs wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

The signing, of course, came in the same offseason the Bills decided to trade Stefon Diggs and have attempted to put that room back together by drafting Keon Coleman and signing Curtis Samuel, Chase Claypool and Mack Hollins.

Valdes-Scantling has a shot to make the roster as the team's fourth or fifth option, potentially, and he also has a bit of experience that might help his new defense out.

The Super Bowl champion started his career back with the Green Bay Packers as a fifth-round pick in 2018, where he caught passes from Aaron Rodgers for four years. Since then, he's gone on to play a couple of years with the Chiefs. But now, Rodgers and Valdes-Scantling are back in the same division since the veteran quarterback is entering Year 2 with the New York Jets.

Recently, the veteran wideout appeared on The Herd and revealed that he and his former quarterback worked out together this offseason.

Bills fans won't like seeing one of their own hanging out with the enemy

"Me and Aaron have been great friends since I had been in Green Bay. I hit him up and told him I was coming out to L.A. and said 'let's run some routes.' So we got it in, man. Went out to some high school and ran some routes together. It was good, it was good," Valdes-Scantling said.

While it's understandable that these two are friends, there is an unspoken line not to be crossed when you play for rival teams.

For example, you don't see Josh Allen going out and throwing to Tyreek Hill, JuJu Smith-Schuster or Allen Lazard, do you? Whether we're talking about a superstar name or someone further down the depth chart, it's the same principle. Allen likely wouldn't go throw passes to a rival wide receiver.

So, it's not exactly a good look for Valdes-Scantling to do so, even if he and Rodgers are friends.

What if Rodgers worked out with a Bears, Lions or Vikings wide receiver when in Green Bay? How do you think Bears and Packers fans would react?


It's the principle. And, MVS doesn't seem to quite get it.