Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans For Five Years, $61 Million

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

The free agent cornerback is no longer a Patriot, signing a 5-year contract with the Tennessee Titans, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The hero of Super Bowl XLIX with a game-saving interception, Butler spent four memorable years in New England that included notable highs and lows.

Butler won two Super Bowls in his four years with the Patriots but didn't play at all defensively in the Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this year, a move that mystified many Patriots fans. They're also making a big play for left tackle Nate Solder, who the Patriots are actively trying to keep in New England.

Butler broke into the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Division II West Alabama. slowly earning Bill Belichick's trust before stepping up to intercept Russell Wilson late in the fourth quarter of a 28-24 Super Bowl win.

He became the team's top corner the next season and did not disappoint, playing 90 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps while locking down the opposition's top receivers.

Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune called New Orleans' interest in Butler "nothing new as the Saints hosted him on a visit last March while he was a restricted free agent". He was a full-time starter for the final three seasons and notched eight interceptions with 43 pass breakups. Gilmore's contract was a five-year, $65 million pact with $40 million guaranteed, and after a slow start, he lived up to it with his strong play over the second half of the season.

Now, Butler has finally cashed in on the open market.

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