NFL Network's Ian Rapoport later advised that the deal is for five years and over $61 million, with more than $30 million guaranteed.
Butler's situation has remained one of the top Patriots-related stories since the Super Bowl loss. "I feel like this was the reason: I got kind of sick".
Malcolm Butler opened up on his benching in Super Bowl LII for the first time since soon after the game ended. But it wouldn't have been possible without veteran Kyle Arrington being benched, allowing Butler to see the field.
"I never got a reason", Butler told Howe. He pointed to Belichick's out of nowhere decision to play him back in Super Bowl XLIX as a reason why he "could never question his decision".
Like Butler says, sometimes it is just best to move on an focus on the present.
Butler spent the past four seasons with the New England Patriots and has eight career interceptions.
Butler continued, however, by admitting that bold decisions are nothing new for Belichick.
Butler will certainly feel at home in Tennessee, which is quickly becoming "New England South". Butler broke into the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Division II West Alabama. slowly earning Bill Belichick's trust before stepping up to intercept Russell Wilson late in the fourth quarter of a 28-24 Super Bowl win. Those fans, they really had love for me and they still do. Just like the rest of the world, Butler is not sure why Bill Belichick didn't let him play defense in the biggest game of the year. "I wouldn't want to spoil what he's got cooking, but I most definitely say he has some good things brewing up". I always knew I had a bright future ahead of me. Amendola though solidified his role with the team and became one of Brady's most reliable receivers, Belichick though continued to play hardball to the point where Amendola went and got paid by the Dolphins. I always remember where I came from, work hard, do what you're asked or told. He rose to unexpected fame with his Super Bowl interception, and the team showed its faith in him the following season, in 2015, by elevating him to the No. 1 spot on the depth chart to replace departed free agent Darrelle Revis. He was really concerned, and he just wanted to know what was going on or whatever.