Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scatling On Traveling To Germany For Game vs Dolphins: “It Sucks”

One of the biggest games of the NFL season will take place in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Miami Dolphins as part of the NFL’s annual International Series.

The Chiefs are technically the home team for the game and at least one Chiefs’ player isn’t thrilled about playing the game in Germany. When asked about the big matchup being played overseas, Chiefs veteran wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling admitted he isn’t a fan of the travel associated with playing an international game.

“Yeah, it sucks,” he said during a one-on-one interview with CBS Sports. “I mean, obviously it sucks that we have to travel nine hours for a home game when Arrowhead is right down the street. But obviously we do have other fans that are all over the world, not just in the United States. So it gives them the opportunity to see some of their favorite players play. 

“I know we’ve got a lot of fans over in Germany, so I’m grateful that we get to give them that opportunity. But it does suck for the players to have to be away from their families, or (I’ve) got to find a babysitter for my dogs for a couple days. Things that we’ve got to take into account. But past that, it is what it is.”

Both teams are taking different approaches on handling the travel. The Dolphins arrived in Frankfurt on Tuesday morning while the Kansas City Chiefs will depart for Germany on Thursday.