Butler is known for one of the most famous plays in NFL history, an interception at the goal line with 20 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX leading to a Patriot victory.
Since then the 26-year old undrafted cornerback out of West Alabama has become one of the most consistent shut down corners in the game and it seems he keeps just getting better.
With Butler’s contract coming to an end, he is now available as a free agent, but it is believed the Patriots will try not to allow him to hit free agency.
Butler is now a 2x Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI), Pro Bowl (2015) and Second-team All-Pro (2016) and wants to be paid as such, which he is damn well deserves.
The Patriots are well known for not paying a penny more for a player then what they believe they are worth.But, when it comes to Butler they may need to break that rule.
Josh Norman became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL last season after signing a five-year deal worth $75 million with the Redskins. Norman will receive $50 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus.
The Patriots will try to offer a deal what they feel is fair, but it may need to be in the ball park of what Josh Normans deal is or they may see their Super Bowl hero walk to free agency.
Malcolm Butler has quickly gone from being an undrafted free agent to one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL and he needs to be paid as such.
The question is now can both parties come to an agreement before free agency comes around in March?