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Eagles players reject Malcolm Butler’s claim that Patriots “probably” would’ve won the Super Bowl if he played

Rightfully so.

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NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been nearly two months since the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII and yet some fools are still trying to question the validity of the Eagles’ win.

There was a little bit of a stir last week when ESPN reported referees officiated two key Eagles touchdown receptions in the 2018 Super Bowl with the NFL’s new catch rule that was just passed earlier this week. NFL head of officiating Al Riveron denied that report.

Now we have former Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler talking about how New England “probably” would’ve won the Super Bowl if he played in the game. Via NESN:

During an episode of “SI: Under the Cover” that chronicled Butler’s free agency, the now-former Patriots cornerback said he would have made a difference in New England’s 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. “I never missed a game,” Butler said. “Never missed practice or anything like that. Would we have won if I played? Probably. Maybe. I’m not sure. But I would say we were short about one or two plays, and I saw a couple plays out there I could have made.”

It’s safe to say Eagles Super Bowl wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith didn’t exactly agree with Butler.

The reality is the Eagles are Super Bowl champions forever and no one can ever take that away.

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