Denver Broncos: Noah Fant highlights complexity of Shurmur’s offense
The Denver Broncos not only have more weapons in 2020, but appear to have a much more complex offense with Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator.
The Denver Broncos have been highlighted by several outlets this offseason as a team that can show some great things during the 2020 season. Second-year tight end Noah Fant spoke some truth in regards to the offensive scheme change from last season.
For any rookie, learning a new scheme/playbook is something that can be very difficult. Fant said that the new offense brought in is an offense that, while more detailed, is not hard to grasp.
One of the things that Fant acknowledged is how much he gets to move around in Shurmur’s offense. He lines up in the tight end spot, the slot, or even out wide. That is going to be very troubling for opposing defenses.
In New York last season, Shurmur had Evan Engram at tight end, who caught 44 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Fant is also going to be asked to block on run plays.
Former offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello was heavily scrutinized last season for some bizarre play calling, including using Fant on a jet sweep play that went for negative yardage. It appears that that won’t be happening again, and for good reason.
There are going to be plenty of passes to go around in this new offense. With Lock’s arm strength, and the new additions the team has made in the offseason, we may get to see a lot more exciting plays.
Fant says that he has bulked up during the offseason. He is now at 255 pounds. He stated that he doesn’t feel like the added weight is going to slow him down. Instead, it should be a great help to him when fighting for passes or blocking.
With things just getting underway, there is still a lot of work to be done. Everybody is going to have to take in every snap they can during these next couple of weeks before week one of the regular season. The Broncos face the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football to kickoff their season.