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Noah Fant is ready to take his play to the next level.
As the Denver Broncos tight end enters his third year, he told the media this week that he’s starting to figure things out. He said he’s becoming more knowledgeable about the game and starting to get the veteran aspects of what he’s doing.
“Now, it’s just about consistency,” Fant said. “Consistently being at the top level of play amongst the league. I’m not just competing with myself. I’m competing with every tight end across the league. There’s some good ones, so I have to step up to that level.”
There’s never been a question about talent when it comes to Fant. He’s one of the most gifted athletes on the field. It was always about having it click. Tight end is one of the most difficult positions to learn in the NFL. And if it’s starting to “click” for him, that will make the Broncos offense that much better.
To have Courtland Sutton return from injury, Jerry Jeudy driven to improve on his rookie season, plus Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler, a dynamic tight end helps whomever becomes Denver’s quarterback. For those concerned about so many weapons and only one ball, Fant said it’s not a negative.
“I respect when they get catches, and they respect when I get catches,” he said. “We’re all excited for each other. All that feeds off each other and we know that we’re all going to get our moments. I’m excited to have them both back. That takes a lot of pressure off me and it takes a lot of pressure off the QBs. I think it’s going to run pretty seamlessly when we get us all on the field.”
Now that Fant is on the precipice of becoming one of the top tight ends in the league, he’s ready to have his name included when people list the best.
“I want to get to top 5 in the league,” Fant said. “I want to be competing with (the Chiefs Travis) Kelce, Kittle, (the Raiders Darren) Waller and all those guys. That’s always been the goal and that’s always what I’m pushing for. The ultimate goal is to be the best in the league. We have to work to get there, and that’s what I’ve been doing.”
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