Today The New England Patriots corner back attended the offseason workouts which are voluntary. I think this proves to Patriot fans and to The Patriots that he is committed to this 2017 season. I think he is committed for the reason you don’t think though. I do not believe he is committed because he wants to win another championship or that he loves this team, he wants to go out this year and prove to any team at the end of the year that he is a top 5 corner. Butler got pissed off when the Patriots signed Stephon Gilmore to a top market contract around 65 million dollars. Butler then drew interest from the Saints because he was an unrestricted free agent but the Patriots had a first round tender on him so the Saints steered clear and drafted a top corner of their own. Butler did sign his 3.9 millions dollar contract and is looking to be paired with Stephon Gilmore and is possibly one of the best duos in the league. The rest of the league is cringing right now as the Patriots have stacked up both on the offensive side and defensive side of the ball. The Patriots know how important Butler is to the team because Butler played 96.7 percent of the defensive snaps in 2016, and had played 98.8 percent of the defensive snaps in 2015 when he was voted to the Pro Bowl. He stays healthy and he does look committed to this year, so other teams should be interested in him. Now the Pats should lock him up before it gets to the end of the year because he is a franchise CB and can’t really afford to lose.
Is Malcom Butler committed?