The Denver Broncos didn't take too long to replace their top two tight ends from last season after both Daniel Fells and Dante Rosario split out of the Mile High City.
Excited to announce I'll be joining the Denver Broncos & I look forward to getting to work.— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) March 23, 2012
Not too long after signing former Jets and Texans tight end Joel Dreessen, the Broncos signed former Indianapolis Colt Jacob Tamme, who became a household name in 2010 when Dallas Clark missed a ton of time with injury, and the former Kentucky product finished with 67 receptions for 631 yards and four scores.
Speaking of Clark, this move likely indicates that the former Iowa Hawkeye and one of Manning's favorite targets during the last few years in Indianapolis likely won't be coming to Denver. The Broncos also have Julius Thomas and Virgil Green to go along with their new toys at the tight end position, so let's get to know Tamme a little bit more.
Per our own Kaptain Kirk, here are Tamme's contract details:
3/23/2012: Signed a three-year, $9 million contract. The deal contains $3.5 million guaranteed.
the Indianapolis Colts in 2008 (4th round)
Here is a scouting report from SB Nation:
This is a pretty exciting move. Tamme is only 27 years old and I think with Manning at the helm he has quite a bit of upside. I think this is a good signing for the Denver Broncos and a good couple of signings in Tamme and Dreessen, reserve tight ends for teams who have Pro Bowl caliber starters at the position that can make an impact.