Last year Butler was upset he didn't get Stephon Gilmore-like money from the Patriots, but this is pretty close.
Malcolm Butler has found a new home.
After a few hours of Tennessee Titans fans beginning to lose their collective minds and doubting the front office, GM Jon Robinson made his first move of the offseason.
Cornerback Malcolm Butler intends to sign with the Tennessee Titans on a five-year, $61 million deal that includes a guarantee of $30 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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The now-former New England Patriots cornerback will sign with the Tennessee Titans when National Football League free agency opens Wednesday, according to multiple reports Tuesday.
After playing more than 95% of the snaps during the season, Butler did not play any defensive snaps during this year's Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia. Between those career landmarks, Butler started 54 of a possible 55 games and played more defensive snaps than any Patriots player.
Butler returned to the Patriots in 2017 and had a self-described up-and-down season that culminated with Belichick's shocking decision not to play him on defense in Super Bowl LII.
But the corner will best be remembered for his unforgettable game-sealing interception (and several other great plays) in a Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks. And though the contract is a pricey one, the Titans had over $50 million in cap space to spend this year, so Butler does not break their bank just yet. Butler's arrival will push Ryan into a pure slot cornerback role, which has become as important as a left tackle in today's NFL.