Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans For Five Years, $61 Million

Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans For Five Years, $61 Million

Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans For Five Years, $61 Million

The NFL Free Agency period is usually full of drama, and a new development on the Malcolm Butler front would make for quite the story.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cornerback Malcolm Butler's agent says Butler and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $60 million. He played the entire 2017 season on a $3.91 million contract and joins a group of young and talented defensive backs in Tennessee. Butler didn't play a single defensive snap in the 41-33 defeat.

The worst kept secret this offseason was that Butler wouldn't return to the Patriots, but the departure is a reminder of how far the 28-year-old has come over the last four years. Over the past two years, Butler continued to prove that his Super Bowl XLIX heroics were no fluke. Interestingly, Butler was beaten twice for touchdowns by rookie wide receiver Corey Davis in the Patriots' divisional-round victory over the Titans. Before the tampering window opened, Florio reported that Lewis was in the market for a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $18 million.

The Titans ranked 13th in total defense and improved slightly against the pass, giving up 239.3 yards through the air to move from 30th in 2016 to 25th overall.

Likewise from the player's perspective; in this case, Lewis has already thanked the Patriots for believing in him when most other teams didn't in 2015.

The Titans signed Butler's former teammate, cornerback Logan Ryan, last season and needed help in the secondary to go along with cornerback Adoree Jackson, who started 16 games after being drafted 18th overall.

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