Brandon Bostick was an unknown player before the NFC Championship Game. But following the Packers dramatic loss to the Seattle Seahawks, a crucial mistake by Bostick which cost the Packers the game made the tight end into the villain of Green Bay's season.
Seattle Seahawks needed to recover an onside kick to have any chance of coming back in the game, and Bostick made the mistake of fumbling the kick, which allowed Seattle the chance to pounce and take advantage, something which Bostick says will haunt him for life.
"I messed up in the NFC Championship Game, and trust me, it hurts," Bostick explained, NFL.com reported. "I'll probably think about my role in the botched onside kick every day for the rest of my life. It haunts me like a recurring nightmare."
To make matters worse, Bostick revealed that trolls online contacted him and even issued him with death threats.
"Social media didn't help, either. I don't know how many death threats I received, but there have been a lot. I still haven't read most of the messages that people sent me, but I want to so I can deal with the consequences and use it as motivation," Bostick added.
"But it is physically impossible for me to read every troll's comment; the volume is simply too much. So their comments sit there, untouched, maybe forever."
Bostick was then cut from the Packers just a month after the Super Bowl, and the tight end feels that his mistake cost him his job with Green Bay.
"I feel as if there's a little more to it than that. With how close we were to reaching the Super Bowl, I think a lot of people in the organization couldn't live with me being there. I think seeing me would remind them of losing the NFC championship. I think the Packers wanted a new start, so I got one, too."