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No Tim Tebow in Green Bay: QB Traded to New York Jets

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No Tim Tebow in Green Bay: QB Traded to New York Jets

UPDATE: Several media outlets are reporting that the trade between Jets and Broncos has hit a snag and may not be completed. We'll update you as more information comes in, but I still wouldn't expect the Packers to be involved in any later transaction for Tebow.

Many of you can exhale: Polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow will not be a member of the Green Bay Packers in 2012.

While the Packers were one of the teams speculated to be in the race for Tebow after the Denver Broncos signed Peyton Manning, the New York Jets sent two draft picks—a fourth- and sixth-rounder—to Denver for Tebow and a seventh-round pick Wednesday.

Tebow, who led the Broncos to an 8-8 record in 2011 after taking over the team at 1-4, was considered a potential option for the Packers as a project quarterback who could hold down one of the two backup slots behind Aaron Rodgers.

While Tebow is officially on his way to New York, arguably no franchise was better suited to mold Tebow into an NFL quarterback then the Packers' trio of Mike McCarthy, Tom Clements and Aaron Rodgers. And given the fact that long-time backup Matt Flynn signed with the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay's need for another quarterback made it easy to connect the dots on a potential fit with the Packers.

In the end, GM Ted Thompson likely would have never offered as much draft-pick compensation for Tebow as the Jets ultimately did. Even a sixth- or seventh-round pick seemed like a heavy cost for a man who cherishes draft selections as much as any decision maker in football.

The Packers flirtation with the Tebow story does signal that the team will likely look to the draft to add another quarterback to the roster. Overall, that seems like the best ending to this situation. The Packers can now hand-pick their project quarterback without all the hoopla and distraction of adding a player like Tebow.

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CSS's picture

Looking forward to an un-filtered take from Garda on this.

Mojo's picture

I would have been pissed if TT gave up a number 4 pick. Worse yet for the Jets is that, unless Tebow renegotiates, they pick up his contract the next two years at around $13mil total if they want to keep him.

PackersRS's picture

The funniest part of it all is that, as bad as Tebow is, he might be an improvement over Sanchez.

At least Tebow can run the ball.

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Evan's picture


How great is it to cheer for a competent franchise??

Mojo's picture

With all the commotion surrounding Tebow in Denver, good thing there isn't much media coverage in NY.

MarkinMadison's picture

So how genuine was TT's interest in TT? Not willing to commit a single draft pick. Not willing to commit to a first round salary for a third-string quarterback? Maybe the Packers could have helped him grow and develop, but really he was always much more suited to a team that saw him as a starter?

joshywoshybigfatposhy's picture

when i said tebow to the packers was the most absurd thing i'd heard in a long time, i meant to also say only an organization with no sense of foresight would ever trade for tebow when they had a starter already in place.

well, leave it up to the jets to set a new bar for incompetence. they reward a sub-mediocre qb with a contract and claim he's 'their guy,' and then sign a supposedly starting qb with a billion jesus-loving fans. you can't make this stuff up.

ny fans are fickle to be sure, but the jets management just keeps pouring gasoline on this dumpster fire.

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