Seahawks T Fant done for year after tearing ACL
By Brett Whitefield • Seattle Seahawks • George Fant • Rees Odhiambo • Aug 19, 2017TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 27: George Fant #74 of the Seattle Seahawks blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Seahawks 14-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
- In his postgame interview Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced left tackle George Fant suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Friday night’s game against the Vikings. Fant took over as the Seahawks starting left tackle mid-season last year.
- Fant had a rough first year as a starter, grading as the worst tackle out of 76 qualifiers while earning an overall grade of 30.2. Fant was poor in pass protection, earning the third-lowest pass blocking efficiency at 91.1. He allowed 47 pressures including seven sacks on just 414 pass-block snaps.
- Rees Odhiambo, normally a guard, joined the first-team offense in Fant’s absence against the Vikings. He performed well considering the circumstances, earning a 71.8 overall grade. Odhiambo played 13 snaps at left tackle in 2016.