Malcolm Butler to sign with Titans

Malcolm Butler to sign with Titans

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Butler will with the Tennessee Titans when free agency officially opens.

A player with his resume will certainly have suitors, and thus far, at least three teams have been reported to have their eyes on the 28-year-old. He had the game-saving interception at the goal line to help New England beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, but was suspiciously left on the sideline as the Patriots lost Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles this year.

The news suggests Patricia, the only defensive coordinator Butler has played for in the National Football League, still thinks highly of the former undrafted free agent and Super Bowl XLIX hero despite Butler's benching in Super Bowl LII.

Butler started every game in 2015 and 2016, earning a Pro Bowl berth in 2015, although his future with the team was uncertain after the 2016 season as he was a restricted free agent. Before the 2017 season, Butler was best known for making one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl history.

He figures to slide in at the top of the Titans depth chart alongside Adoree' Jackson and his former Patriots teammate Logan Ryan.

Thus ends one of the most interesting careers with the New England Patriots. That offseason, the Patriots signed corner Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million contract. 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.