Broncos sign Jacob Tamme

AP

The Denver Broncos were widely expected to sign at least one former teammate of Peyton Manning, and now they have.

Jacob Tamme, a free agent former Colts tight end, has signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Broncos, the team has announced.

Tamme’s entire four-year career has been with the Colts, and he had a breakout season in 2010, catching 67 passes for 631 yards and four touchdowns. In 2011, with Manning sidelined for the season, Tamme’s production declined significantly, to 19 catches for 177 yards and one touchdown.

The Broncos already signed one tight end today, Joel Dreessen, and now Tamme is the second. There’s been talk that they may be interested in another former Colts tight end, Dallas Clark.

46 responses to “Broncos sign Jacob Tamme

  1. With the Patriots having so much success with the Two-TE offense, the Broncos are going to try for the first ever six tight-end offense and take the league by storm.

  2. Makes sense, Broncos going away from using fullback into primary Ace Formation (that’s 2 TEs @thankheavenfornumberseven) and 3 WR sets as Colts did with Peyton.

  3. Tamme is pretty good…
    Just wondering if the rookie QB will bother passing to him after Peyton goes out for the season on the first sack

  4. The Broncos are well on their way to implementing the first Wide 9 offense: 1 Center, Peyton Manning, and 9 tight ends.

    They’re only about 3 TEs short, and the draft has yet to come. Stay tuned.

    In other news: Juan Castillo has been re-assigned to be the Eagles new OC and install the same system.

  5. Do we see heavy tight end formations in the offing because Peyton can’t heave the rock down the field anymore?

    Or because he is not so mobile and they need the extra blocking.

    Or none of the above?

  6. Sign every player out there to try and make Melon Head Manning look good. God forbid they try and help Tebow last year, signed no one, even got rid of the best WR Lloyd

  7. Good pick up for Denver.
    He’s only 26 yo and knows PM’s gyrations
    R. Wayne, A. Collie are the only two recievers the Colts have now.
    Who’s the new kid gonna throw to?

  8. bspurloc says:
    Mar 23, 2012 3:43 PM

    Tamme is pretty good…
    Just wondering if the rookie QB will bother passing to him after Peyton goes out for the season on the first sack
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    What makes you think he’s done after one big hit? Because your a MD? I haven’t heard one doctor grandstanding on television that Manning is at anymore risk for permanent injury than any other player. And you know how MD’s hate grandstanding for the camera…

  9. Dreesen is a nice pickup. The Donkos were around 50 Mil under the cap. Should be about square, assuming.

    Anyway, look forward to having the chance to set up a trust fund for my Raiders on who takes out Manning w/a good clean put you into retirement vicious hit.

  10. Oh, and they need to draft a QB. When Peyton gets injured week 2, as of right now, it would be Weber starting… Why hasn’t anyone realized that? If Manning goes down, WEBER is going to be throwing to the new tight ends.

  11. Who? Can’t wait to see the donks finish the West in 3rd place. No WR’s, no RB, no TE. Manning can’t throw to himself. And even if he could tin foil holds up better. The faders trade 2 high picks for a worthless Palmer, now the donks take a geek necked/should’ve retired/not worth 20 million a year Manning.

  12. babyhorsemorgan says:Mar 23, 2012 3:43 PM

    This is not the same Jacob Tamme as the gentleman who led a wagon train of Mormon settlers through the Rockies in 1837.
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    1847 🙂

  13. Not sure why some of you are surprised. The Colts often used 2 TEs, especially earlier in Manning’s career, when they had fewer good WRs. I would bet that the Broncos will try to install an offense as close as possible to what Manning is used to using. If there are any OL concerns, they may use multiple TEs in passing formations and keep one or both in to block to keep Peyton upright.

    I would be surprised if they signed Clark at this point, as they have 2 TEs, plus whatever might be left over in Denver.

  14. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says:Mar 23, 2012 4:16 PM

    Oh, and they need to draft a QB. When Peyton gets injured week 2, as of right now, it would be Weber starting… Why hasn’t anyone realized that? If Manning goes down, WEBER is going to be throwing to the new tight ends.
    __________

    What’s the problem? Weber is underrated and has a good future. A rookie QB isn’t going to lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl if Manning goes down.

  15. Speaking of Manning’s former teamates, Im curious as to where Saturday is? I know on Mon or Tuesday I was expecting to hear about Saturday by Friday…Arent you at all curious as to where Saturday will spend his upcoming Sundays?

  16. What I can’t believe is that MegaHead’s neck is strong enough after all those surgeries to actually keep that gigantic melon upright.

  17. Good! TE’s are a QB’s best friend, especially one who’s inevitably going to have a little rust…

  18. savagenation2011 says:
    Mar 23, 2012 3:53 PM
    Sign every player out there to try and make Melon Head Manning look good. God forbid they try and help Tebow last year, signed no one, even got rid of the best WR Lloyd
    —–
    Lloyd asked to get out of Denver he even said it in a interview on the Herd. Know what you are talking about before you open your pie hole. I’m sure completely changing the offense to do what Tebow could do didn’t help him at all. How many coaches would have put in a college offense? But good point.

  19. Donk fans: You don’t want Dallas Clark. They guys is old, fragile and a wuss. Better off with Tamme.

  20. Wow! Must be nice to have all this crazy Cap Money to spend! These deep pockets almost always come back to haunt a team. Take a look at the Cowboys, Jets, Bucs, Dolphins, Panthers, Cards and Ravens. Poor and cant do a thing to improve. In comparison, look at the Eagles and Raiders… They spent a pot of gold and where did it get them? The Giants, Pats, Packers and Texans are all Playoff bound because they continue to find Value( not big FA names) and build through a savvy Draft. Sorry, Broncos you might get near the Playoffs because your Division is Lame, but the AFC North and East will gobble you up in January and that is IF Peyton even makes it that far. My guess is after he goes out hurt, the TEBOW chants wil restart.

  21. Are the negative nancies forgetting Thomas and Decker? He has some good targets. He has a good line and RB. He has a good defense.

    What are you people talking about?

  22. thcnote says: Mar 23, 2012 6:27 PM

    savagenation2011 says:
    Mar 23, 2012 3:53 PM
    Sign every player out there to try and make Melon Head Manning look good. God forbid they try and help Tebow last year, signed no one, even got rid of the best WR Lloyd
    —–
    Lloyd asked to get out of Denver he even said it in a interview on the Herd. Know what you are talking about before you open your pie hole. I’m sure completely changing the offense to do what Tebow could do didn’t help him at all. How many coaches would have put in a colleg

    … I’ve forgotten more about football than you’ll ever know. Post it here that the Broncos did NOT want Tebow to fail. …with a straight face

  23. savagenation2011 says:
    Mar 24, 2012 12:40 AM
    thcnote says: Mar 23, 2012 6:27 PM

    savagenation2011 says:
    Mar 23, 2012 3:53 PM
    Sign every player out there to try and make Melon Head Manning look good. God forbid they try and help Tebow last year, signed no one, even got rid of the best WR Lloyd
    —–
    Lloyd asked to get out of Denver he even said it in a interview on the Herd. Know what you are talking about before you open your pie hole. I’m sure completely changing the offense to do what Tebow could do didn’t help him at all. How many coaches would have put in a colleg

    … I’ve forgotten more about football than you’ll ever know. Post it here that the Broncos did NOT want Tebow to fail. …with a straight face
    ——-
    With your wealth of football knowledge you still believe that Manning needs his WR to make him look good. Yup hes just an average QB who’s WRs have made him look good his whole career. Sounds to me Like you don’t know much about football at all. And no I don’t care that you played high school football.

  24. The Broncos did NOT want Tebow to fail…….Okay, couldn’t do it with a straight face….. 🙂

  25. Peyton Manning will win a Superbowl in denver. He is not going to get hurt i know that. He is structurally stronger now then before the doctors say. If he wasn’t safe to play then ge wouldn’t be playing. Broncos fanss are some ungrateful SOB’s, you get obe of the best qb’s of all time and all you guys do is wine about TIM TEBOW, get rreal people tim tebow is not a good qb

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