Seahawks tight end Noah Fant
I like Fant a lot and think he has a ton of potential to be a very good tight end for Seattle beginning in 2021. With Russell Wilson gone and most likely a more pure running of offensive coordinator Shane Waldron’s idea of what an offense should look like (less catering to what Wilson wanted and more of what Waldron wants to try), the Seahawks tight ends might be a lot more involved in the passing game.
Fant was a key piece Seattle got back from Denver in the Wilson trade. He is entering his fourth season and since he was a first-round choice, Seattle had the option (and did pick up Fant’s option) to pick up Fant’s fifth year in 2023. Fant is definitely in Seattle for at least two more seasons.
But while Fant has increased the number of receptions between 2019 and 2021, his yards per reception have gone down each year. Fant is basically doing less with more opportunity. His number of touchdowns has greatly increased either. In his first two years, he had 3 touchdown catches in each season. Last year, he had 4 even though he had 28 more catches than he did in 2019.
Hopefully, Fant coming to a new offensive system will help him as Waldron should be able to put Fant in better situations to succeed. Having Drew Lock in Seattle should help too. While Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are more familiar with Geno Smith, Fant is more familiar with Lock having played with him in Denver. But Fant still needs to prove he can be a red zone threat and be extremely productive.