Dec 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) attempts a pass to tight end Noah Fant (87) as Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Markus Bailey (51) defends in the fourth quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Back in April, Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant offered high praise of quarterback Drew Lock, saying the fellow new arrival can become a franchise quarterback in the NFL if he reaches his full potential. Now, Lock is returning the favor and offering some praise of his own.

Lock and Fant both came over from the Denver Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade and head coahc Pete Carroll recently told reporters that Fant had “probably had one of, maybe the most spectacular camps of anybody.”

Lock, who is in a battle with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback spot, said the tight end’s skill set might make him an even better fit in Seattle than it was in Denver, where he caught 68 passes for 670 yards.

“I think what’s cool for Noah in this offense is, I think you’re going to get to see a little bit more of just his feel for football in general,” Lock said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. “His savviness, his whereabouts of bodies around him, how he feels defenses … I think we could have maybe pressed the field with him a little bit more in Denver, but he’s going to have the opportunity to do that here, and I know he’s pumped about it.”

Fant was a solid offensive contributor in Denver, putting up similar stats in 2020 to what he did last season. It remains to be seen if it will be Lock throwing passes to him this season, but all signs point to the tight end being a major part of their offensive package.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to