According to multiple reports, former New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intends to sign a contract with the Tennessee Titans. On Tuesday, the former All-Pro cornerback agreed to a five-year, $61 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, that will include more than $30 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.More news: Stock's Stunning Activities: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)
In his rookie season with the Patriots, the Vicksburg High School alum made National Football League history with an incredible game-ending interception in Super Bowl XLIX.
Some have wondered whether the 28-year-old's down season in 2017, capped by the now infamous Super Bowl benching, would limit his market in free agency, but there still appear to be plenty of suitors.More news: Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince
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". The Titans' head coach (Mike Vrabel) and general manager (Jon Robinson) also are alumni of the Patriots organization.
Butler joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and has won two Super Bowls with the team in his four seasons. This past season was his most uneven since taking over for Darrelle Revis as a starter, but he still played a team-high 97.8 percent of defensive snaps and led all Patriots defenders with 12 pass breakups.More news: Mourinho accused of taking 'blood money' for working for Russian channel