Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler
31-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Arizona Cardinals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Malcolm Butler in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in March of 2021.
Replacing Peterson in Arizona
CBArizona Cardinals
March 25, 2021
Butler is signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Released by the Titans earlier this month, Butler lands on his feet in an Arizona defense that's desperately in need of cornerback help. The Cardinals recently lost Patrick Peterson to the Vikings, leaving 32-year-old Robert Alford and 23-year-old Byron Murphy as their top options at the position. Butler is also on the older side (31) for an NFL cornerback, but he's coming off a solid 2020 season with 100 tackles (86 solo), 14 pass defenses and four interceptions in 16 games. While the gaudy tackle numbers were a new feature last season, Butler does have a six-year streak with multiple INTs and nine or more PDs.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Malcolm Butler
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The Packers might not need him much to secure the victory, but if they look to Allen Lazard he will pose a big mismatch against Philadelphia's tiny corners.
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Butler has had difficulty returning value on the five-year, $61.3 million dollar contract that he signed to join the Titans in 2018. He was beaten deep regularly in his first season with the team, though his performance did improve down the stretch. That improvement continued into 2019, as Butler allowed a 98.4 passer rating when targeted and did not permit a reception longer than 37 yards. However, he was forced to injured reserve with a wrist injury after Week 9. Heading into his third season in Tennessee, Butler will look to put together an entire season of strong performances. If he is unable to do so, his time in Tennessee may end prematurely, as he can be cut with only $4 million of dead cap money after the 2020 campaign.
Butler had a tough time adjusting to his new team in 2018, allowing a 141.8 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks from Weeks 1-9. However, he turned that around in the latter portion of the campaign, holding quarterbacks to a 40.4 passer rating. Heading into his second season with the Titans, Butler appears poised for a more consistent 2019 campaign.
The Patriots still haven't offered any explanation for Butler's benching in January's Super Bowl LII. This didn't prevent the Titans from going all-in on the talented cornerback in free agency, however, considering the team aggressively extended him a five-year, $61 million contract this past March. Now in Tennessee, Butler will form a formidable cornerback tandem with Logan Ryan while being supported with of help from 2017 first-team All-Pro safety Kevin Byard.
Butler, who joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2014, was the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason, but he'll be back for another season with the team after signing his restricted free-agent tender with the team, which is worth $3.91 million for 2017. He's now slated to combine with newcomer Stephon Gilmore to form a quality cornerback combo in the New England secondary. Butler is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he recorded 63 tackles and four picks.
Butler has become a key cog in the Patriots' secondary as he was on the field for a team-high 98.8 percent of the team's regular-season defensive snaps in 2015. Heading into the campaign, Butler was presented with the challenge of replacing Darrelle Revis, and he more than held his own en route to a Pro Bowl nod, recording 67 tackles and two picks. As the 2016 campaign approaches, he'll remain entrenched as the Patriots' starting left cornerback.
While Butler saw the field for just 16.6 percent of the the Patriots' defensive snaps during the 2014 regular season, he emerged as an unlikely Super Bowl hero in February and now has a chance to earn a starting role in the team's secondary following the departure of last season's top duo at the position, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.
Trying to stick with the Patriots as a depth cornerback.
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Let go by Titans
CBFree Agent
March 9, 2021
The Titans released Butler on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Leader in Titans' secondary
CBTennessee Titans
January 10, 2021
Butler recorded 100 tackles, one tackle for loss, 14 passes defensed and four interceptions across 16 games in the 2020 regular season.
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Snares fourth interception
CBTennessee Titans
December 28, 2020
Butler recorded six tackles and one interception in Week 16 against the Packers.
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Leads way with eight tackles
CBTennessee Titans
December 7, 2020
Butler recorded eight tackles in Week 13 against the Browns.
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Pair of picks
CBTennessee Titans
October 14, 2020
Butler recorded seven tackles, one tackle for a loss and two interceptions in Week 5 against the Bills.
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