Since the moment the Green Bay Packers have been lumped into TebowWatch, it has seemed unlikely that general manager Ted Thompson would part with a draft pick to acquire Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. And Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com confirmed that sentiment Wednesday, reporting that the Packers would consider signing Tebow as a free agent but aren't prepared to lose a draft pick in the effort.
*Update: About a minute after this post went live, the Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets for a fourth-round pick. OK then.
Unless that sentiment changes, the Packers would seem to be eliminated as a possible destination for Tebow. The Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and St. Louis Rams all appear to have entered the trade bidding. And even if the Broncos ultimately decide to release Tebow, and he clears waivers, Tebow reportedly would prefer to play for a team in Florida.
We'll keep monitoring the situation, but an unlikely scenario now appears remote. It was fun while it lasted.