Former Colts, Broncos, Falcons TE Jacob Tamme announces retirement
After nine seasons in the NFL, tight end Jacob Tamme announced his retirement on Thanksgiving day.
The former Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons tight end has been a free agent all season but decided to call it quits on Thursday.
Originally a fourth-round pick of the Colts at the 2008 NFL Draft, Tamme spent four seasons in Indianapolis. While he was there, he had his best season as a professional in 2010 when he hauled in 67 receptions (a career-high) for 631 yards and 4 touchdowns (a career-high).
He then went on to follow legendary quarterback Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos, where he would spend three seasons. His first seasons in Denver was his best, catching 52 passes for 555 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Tamme then went on to spend two seasons with the Falcons, establishing a career-high for yardage in 2015 with 657 receiving yards on 59 catches. Tamme’s teams participated in two Super Bowls, but the Kentucky product never won a championship during his career.
The 32-year-old was an integrated strategic communications major in college and also received his MBA before entering the NFL. However, it’ll be interesting to see how he chooses to use that in retirement given that he earned just over $13.2 million during his playing career.