If you were to ask me a couple of weeks into the 2019 NFL season what I thought of Broncos tight end Noah Fant, the first word that would probably come to my mind would be bust. But towards the end of the season, I became convinced that he is one of the main pillars that will support the Broncos future. Why is that you might ask? Well, it’s because of quarterbacks.
Noah Fant was very limited in his playmaking abilities early on in the season because Joe Flacco made him less of an offensive priority. Plus when Fant was targeted, there was a serious barrier in NFL experience. NFL rookie catching passes from former Super Bowl MVP — just a bit of difference there. But once Flacco got hurt and Drew Lock took over — Noah Fant began to open up and show his explosive offensive potential. The chemistry when those two began to work on the field together felt very similar to the chemistry between Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, however, Noah Fant does seem to play more similarly to George Kittle (in my opinion).
We are seeing great trends with NFL sophomores, and I believe that Noah Fant is no exception. He is looking to have an incredible season — alongside his rookie buddies Drew Lock and Dalton Risner, as well as some new guys out at wide receiver named Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. Now that the pressure is off — and Fant has already proven his potential, I believe that he will continue to play well, get better, and grow in chemistry with quarterback Drew Lock. Lock and Fant have the potential of creating a Tom Brady/Rob Gronkowski-like chemistry in Denver for years to come.