The Broncos went a long way in shoring up weapons for Peyton Manning on Friday, signing former Colts tight end Jacob Tamme as well as former Texans tight end Joel Dreessen.
Tamme signed a three-year, $9 million deal on Friday afternoon, becoming the first former (and only?) Colts player to join Manning on the Broncos. Despite a belief that Peyton would bring along an entourage at his next stop, that has yet to be the case.
In 2010, with Dallas Clark sidelined, Tamme caught 72 passes for 677 yards and 4 TDs in 11 games (including the playoffs), which prorates to 105-985-6 over the course of a full 16-game season. Is he going to catch 100+ passes? Probably not, but those numbers demonstrate the kind of potential that he has with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. Dreessen will pilfer some targets, but Tamme should be the TE1 to start the season.