Denver Broncos: 7 takeaways after losing Drew Lock, game to Steelers
2. The tight end rotation
Noah Fant was once again borderline ignored in the first half of this game, then unsurprisingly awesome in the second half.
Fant cashed in on four of his five targets for a total of 57 yards and a touchdown.
That’s two weeks, two touchdown grabs for Fant, and he has looked absolutely awesome for the Denver Broncos so far in the 2020 campaign.
The elephant in the room right now is — why is Noah Fant sharing snaps with Nick Vannett?
Jake Butt looked pretty darn good in the first game of the season, even on plays when he wasn’t getting the ball which is important.
Nick Vannett, however, seems a bit redundant with Butt healthy, and was particularly unimpressive in this game.
Vannett peeled off a block to run a short flat route in this game and inexplicably stumbled to the ground as the pass intended for him fell incomplete. He also had a costly false start penalty in the early goings of the game that killed momentum and stalled a potential touchdown drive.
He was not getting separation on his routes, and at this juncture, there’s no doubt that the Broncos can run their offense with Noah Fant and Andrew Beck as the primary blockers.
Albert Okwuegbunam should be given a shot if the Broncos are truly going to try to spell Fant in the passing game.