Brandon Bostick’s muffed onsides kick recovery cost the Green Bay Packers a trip to Super Bowl XLIX.
The Green Bay Packers have released TE Brandon Bostick just one month after a costly fumble in the NFC Championship game cost the team a chance to go to Super Bowl XLIX.
Bostick posted on Twitter that the Packers were releasing him from his contract after three years with the team.
Thankful To Spend The First 3 Years Of My Career In GB. Unfortunately My Time There Has Ended. I Appreciate The Support From Everyone In GB!
— Brandon Bostick (@Bostick11) February 16, 2015
In three seasons with the Packers as an undrafted free agent TE out of Newberry College, Bostick recorded just 9 receptions for 123 yards and 2 TDs. But his most infamous play came in the 2015 NFC Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks on an onsides kick attempt by the Packers when Green Bay held the lead.
The Packers led the Seahawks 19-14 with 2:09 remaining in the half. The Seahawks had just scored a TD and were getting ready for an onside kick attempt. The kick was made and Bostick, who was reportedly supposed to be blocking on the return, tried to catch the ball himself and dropped it.
After Bostick’s muffed catch resulted in a recovery for Seattle, the Seahawks went ahead 22-19 on a TD pass by QB Russell Wilson to TE Luke Wilson. The Packers tied the game with a FG as time expired, but the Seahawks got the ball first in overtime and scored on a TD pass from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse, sealing the win for the Seahawks.