Kansas City Chiefs Wide receivers Marquez Valdes Scantling had a breakdown after that NFL Game Monday night.
The NFL star dropped a potential game-winning touchdown, which led to him throwing his helmet into the tunnel after the game was over and the Chiefs lost 21-17.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling throws helmet after NFL game
In the fourth quarter of the “Monday Night Football” game – a rematch of the Super Bowl as the Chiefs faced the Philadelphia Eagles – Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a deep pass to wide receiver Valdes-Scantling, who had the ball in his hands had — but he ultimately dropped it, resulting in an incomplete pass.
The play would have resulted in a touchdown had Valdes-Scantling kept the ball, giving the Chiefs the lead with just a few minutes left in the game.
Ultimately, the Chiefs lost to the Eagles 21-17, causing Valdes-Scantling to have a nervous breakdown after the game as he felt it was his fault for the loss.
In the video shared on ESPN’s social media page, fans can see the Chiefs wide receiver leaving the field and heading into the tunnel after the loss. He then threw his helmet against the wall and vented his frustration.
After the game, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes commented on the missed touchdown.
“We played one of the best, if not the best NFC team, and we were so close,” Mahomes said. “In the NFL, if you don’t make the big plays in the big moments, in the red zone and in those two-minute drills, you lose. That’s what we did today.”
Mahomes added: “Starts with me. I need to make better shots at certain times, move the ball further down the field and just be more consistent throughout the game.”
Patrick Mahomes has no regrets about throwing the ball to Valdes-Scantling
Asked if he regretted throwing the ball to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mahomes said: “I don’t regret anything. They formed a team of three with Travis [Kelce] So I went to the guy who won downfield and Marquez won downfield. I just couldn’t get away with the ball [so we] I have to keep trying to get better and better.”
He added: “The defense keeps us in the game. If we can find a way to get a little better offensively, we’ll win a lot of these games.”
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts also commented after the game, admitting that although his team won, they didn’t play their best. “I don’t think we played clean tonight; Not our level by any stretch of the imagination,” Hurts said after the game. “But what you can’t test or quantify is a team’s resilience and ability to persevere, see things through and overcome. And this team has that.”
Hurts added: “We haven’t performed to our standard yet, but we continue to look for ways to win. “And when you win games like we won games, it builds a lot of character.”