Butlers Get Paid Too

Malcolm Butler, the hero of Super Bowl 49. That’s the game that made him a household name after he intercepted Russell Wilson at the one-yard line to clinch the Patriots fourth Super Bowl title in franchise history. After that, he became the Patriots’ number one corner and he had people talking about his abilities to shut down the other team’s top receiver and holding his own. It’s been a rocky relationship with the Patriots and Butler and would the team resign him. What really made people raise their eyebrows was when the team benched him in the biggest game of them all, Super Bowl 52 and without him, Nick Foles absolutely destroyed the Patriots secondary. He’s one of the top free-agent corners this year and he’s off the market and he finally got what he wanted and that was to get paid. He will sign a five-year deal worth more than $61 million and $30 million guaranteed.

In a short time span, Malcolm Butler has become one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He’s been productive, but I don’t think he gets talked about as much as he should. He’s one of the many shutdown cornerbacks we have in the game and his primary objective is to make sure that ball doesn’t turn into a completed pass. He plays the position with a very fiery mentality and he’s a true hands-on defender. He loves to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage and make his presence be felt and I’ve seen him bully Odell Beckham and stay step for step with Antonio Brown. He plays with the same intensity each and every week and it doesn’t matter who the receiver is lined up against him. He has so much confidence and he feels he can match up with any receiver in the league. He’s not just a solid pass defender, he doesn’t mind coming into the box to make a tackle or force a fumble. He plays with a strong chip on his shoulder and I think he does that because he went undrafted and things like that can motivate you.

He goes to a Titans team that was in desperate need of help in the secondary and pairing him up with Adoree Jackson makes for a nice tandem with these two corners. He brings a championship pedigree with him to a young defense.