- It's not as big as originally reported.
- Only $31 million is fully guaranteed.
- The way it is structured doesn't really dig that deep into the Patriots' cap space unless they were to release him in year one or two.
- 2014- played 16.9% of defensive snaps
- 2014 Regular Season- Inactive games 5, 7, 11 and 12. Did not play game 6.
- 2015- played 98.9% of defensive snaps
- Regular Season Statistics- 86 tackles, 2 interceptions and 19 pass deflections
- Post-Season Statistics- 16 tackles, 1 interception and 6 pass deflections.
- Actually playing in the last year of his contract with only a $1.8 million cap hit (more likely time to renegotiate a contract)
- Had better numbers than Malcolm did in 2015. 82 tackles to 72 tackles. 4 interceptions to Butler's 2 interceptions. Also had two more tackles in the post-season.
- Got a ridiculous contract after having one great season.
- Is now a salary dump
- The Patriots don't renegotiate rookie deals when they have control over you for multiple seasons at minimum dollars
- If the Patriots were to suddenly give in to a player after one good season, there would be an awful lot of disgruntled men in the locker room
- Just looking at the $10 figure that is out there, the Patriots had over $9 million more in cap space than they would have
- Throw in next year's potential contract of just about $4 million, now we are talking a two year savings of over $15 million
- Even if they end up franchising him a year or two, they still end up ahead.
- While I believe he should start "getting paid" this coming season, I think the Patriots deserve a friendly contract.
- Before becoming a star in New England, Butler toiled around community colleges and division II University of West Alabama
- He ran an ugly 4.62 40 at Alabama's Pro Day (his one chance to impress the scouts)
Was rated 89/221 cornerbacks
- If the Patriots didn't call his agent, both Malcolm and his agent, Derek Simpson, wouldn't be involved with the NFL today.
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