Recently, I downloaded highlights of Manning's last game as a Colt. As I watched the highlights, I noticed that Manning targeted Jacob Tamme on a lot of short passes.
It felt like more than five catches for 46 yards, because it seemed like half of the passes Manning threw were intended for Tamme (eight of his 26 passes were intended for Tamme).
Tamme caught a lot of those passes and proved to be a reliable pass-catcher on short slant routes. Tamme was never targeted deep, because he is not a deep threat. However, he and Blair White were targeted the most out of all the Colt receivers (and tight ends).
Imagine what it will be like for Manning in Denver.
Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are Denver's two main receiving targets. Thomas is a deep threat, and Decker, a crisp route-runner, can go deep and catch short passes. However, Tamme will have to catch short passes early on.
It always takes time to settle in with a new team, but Manning and Tamme have played with each other before. Tamme will catch a short pass, break tackles and fight with whatever he has to pick up a first down or a touchdown.
That being said, Tamme will have to continue to excel. Denver does have Joel Dressen at tight end, but in the beginning of the season, against tough teams, Manning will most likely want to throw the ball where he is comfortable throwing it.
And that's to Tamme.