Denver Broncos: 6 cornerstone players key to the future
6. Noah Fant, TE
In most cases, tight ends are not the cornerstones of organizational success. In this case, Noah Fant is just that. He is at the core of this team and should be considered an intricate piece to its current and future success.
Fant is a complete offensive player. He competes in the run game and is adept at being at the point of attack or pinning down defenders leading to successful runs outside.
Fant’s size and speed make him a nightmare for defenses, similar to the AFC West’s tight-ends (Travis Kelce and Darren Waller). GM John Elway has seen what premier tight ends have done against this team and was wise to get a player with Fant’s talent to add to the Broncos offense.
Additionally, Fant is a big-bodied receiver capable of winning in the red-zone. This is an area the team has lacked playmakers for years.
Fant’s ability to win connected catches cannot be understated and should help the team score points for years to come.
This complete package tight-end should remain with the team for a decade-plus.