Once that onside kick bounced off his face, we knew that Brandon Bostick’s days as a Green Bay Packers were numbered. It’s never a good sign when your most impactful play as an NFL-er is one that (potentially) costs your team a trip to the Super Bowl.
As a result, Bostick was released by the organization yesterday, February 16th. He announced his release on his Twitter account saying, “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!”
In his three years with the organization, Bostick’s contribution to the team was minimal at best. After being signed as an undrafted free agent in May of 2012, Bostick spent his entire rookie year on the practice squad, despite showing flashes of ball-catching talent in the pre-season.
He made his professional debut on September 15, 2013 against the Washington Redskins, a Week 2 game that the Packers won handily 38-20. His first touchdown came later that season in a game at Lambeau against the Philadelphia Eagles. In that contest, he caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown – all career highs. His only other touchdown came against the Bears this past season in a 55-14 drubbing of the hated rivals. This was the same game that Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdowns in the first half.
On his career, Bostick has totaled 18 targets resulting in nine receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Here is a clip of Bostick’s touchdown against the Bears from Week 9 of 2014.
Even though he single-handedly cost the Packers a trip to Super Bowl XLIX, you can’t wish ill on a young player like Bostick. I hope he’s able to find a place on a team soon that isn’t in Chicago, Minneapolis or Detroit.