Five Denver Broncos who should make the 2021 Pro Bowl

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton snubbed in Madden 22. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton snubbed in Madden 22. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos, Noah Fant
Denver Broncos, Noah Fant (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

5. Noah Fant, TE

The Noah Fant hype train is filling up quickly, so I’d hop on if I were you.

Fant, even with Drew Lock’s bad 2020 season, was still, statistically, a top 7 tight end last year.

Tight ends usually take a few years before they hit a big season, mainly because they have to adjust to playing tight end in the NFL, which consists of being an adequate blocker.

Fant, from 2019 to 2020, caught 22 more balls for 109 more yards and proved to be a security blanket for Drew Lock.

Being that Teddy Bridgewater isn’t one to air it out a lot, Fant should see another uptick in production catching passes from the QB.

And yes, even though the Denver Broncos have loads of talent everywhere else, Fant is the clear TE1, so he’ll get plenty of work.

Fant is also going into his age-24 season, so he’s still very young and just about to begin his prime.

The Pro Bowl is a very attainable feat for the third-year tight end, and I think we can see Fant creep close to 1,000 yards.

With Travis Kelce and Darren Waller getting old, there is set to be a new era of tight ends in the NFL, and Fant should highlight that new and young bunch.

Fant has all the tools to be one of the best as well.

He’s fast, has good hands, is extremely athletic, and improved as a blocker.

He still has a ways to go before he’s the top dog, but he has an excellent opportunity in 2021 to make some noise.

As I said, I can make a case for many more Broncos to make the Pro Bowl, but I think these five players are most likely to do it.