Report: Michigan’s Jake Butt suffered torn ACL in Orange Bowl

Skipping bowls has been a hot topic this season and there appears to be another example of how costly playing in them can be.

Michigan tight end Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL in the Orange Bowl against Florida State on Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The senior totaled 97 catches and seven touchdowns over the past two seasons for the Wolverines.

Butt's injury will only further the conversation on whether players heading to the draft should skip their bowl games. This news will likely send Butt tumbling down draft boards, but before the injury many had him slated to go in the second round. However, it appears he was prepared for such an incident.

Butt has a $2 million loss of value policy that he will begin to collect on if he slips beyond the 2nd round.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 1, 2017

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey opted to skip their bowl games to prepare for the draft and avoid an injury like Butt's.

This is now the second major injury in a bowl game in as many years, as former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith tore his ACL and LCL in last season's Fiesta Bowl.

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