In an unforeseen turn of events, Malcolm Butler was benched from the Super Bowl LII game where the Patriots suffered a devastating 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia, Eagles.
It was apparent that Butler was upset about the last minute decision as he was seen on live television crying.
— Diana Santana (@SantanaDiana) February 5, 2018
One day after Super Bowl LII the NFL Cornerback spoke to ESPN about his team, saying “They gave up on me. It is what it is.”
He later retracted that statement but also announced his departure from the New England Patriots in a social media post.
— Malcolm CB Butler (@Mac_BZ) February 6, 2018
Malcolm Butler’s current contract with the New England Patriots was a 1-year deal with an average annual salary of $3,910,000 million.
Butler is set to go into the 2018 NFL season as a free agent after earning that salary which was based on a signing bonus, a roster bonus, a restructure bonus, a workout bonus and an incentive bonus while carrying a cap hit and dead cap value of 3,910,000.
He is known for one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history which was an interception at the goal line with 20 seconds left in the game.
The play prevented a go-ahead touch down by the Seattle, Seahawks and put the Patriots in a position to win Super Bowl XLIX.
Speculation suggests that Butler will sign with the New York Giants or Jets next season.
However, no facts have been presented at this time to support that.
This story will be updated once more information is available.