Two weeks after being traded from the Denver Broncos to the Seattle Seahawks, tight end Noah Fant continued 104.3 Fan for an interview with Brandon Stokely and Zach Bye on Wednesday.
Stokely indicated that he believed Fant was abused in Denver, with the Broncos not taking advantage of his downfield abilities. The 24-year-old tight end agreed.
“Yeah, I mean, I agree, man,” Fant said. “I guess that’s what I was set out to do when I got into the league, right? Get off the ground, make those explosive plays, and be the kind of person who’s grabbing the tight end. And With my time in Denver, I felt like that sort of narrative waned a bit.
“It was my focus more on catching flat balls or whatever, and then trying to be a shifty guy and elusive guy and trying to break down as many tackles as possible to get my yards . I see myself as a downfield threat, finding open space I can do things. Getting used to the short field was a bit frustrating.”
Fant was selected by the Broncos in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Iowa. He never lived up to his first-round draft position at Denver, averaging 57 catches, 635 yards, and 3.3 touchdowns per season.
Fant will now get a fresh start in Seattle. He was one of three players traded to the Seahawks as part of the Russell Wilson trade, joining quarterback Drew Locke and defensive lineman Shelby Harris.
Hat tip to Seahawks wire.
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