Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Tennessee Titans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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 $4 million of dead cap money after the 2020 campaign. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $61.25 million contract with the Titans in March of 2018.
Set for second year in Tennessee
CBTennessee Titans
June 26, 2020
Butler (wrist) likely will operate as the Titans' No. 1 outside corner in 2020, Joe Rexrode of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Logan Ryan moved on to free agency and Adoree' Jackson is expected to see more nickel work, leaving Butler as the clear No. 1 option on the outside. Tennessee also brought in veteran Johnathan Joseph and drafted Kristian Fulton in the second round of April's draft, while Butler is looking for a rebound season after missing the final two months of 2019 with a fractured wrist.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2019 Malcolm Butler Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Moves to injured reserve
CBTennessee Titans
Wrist
November 5, 2019
Butler (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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In danger of missing season
CBTennessee Titans
Wrist
November 4, 2019
Coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that Butler (wrist) "may be lost for the season," John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
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Breaks wrist
CBTennessee Titans
Wrist
November 4, 2019
Butler suffered a broken wrist during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Out with wrist injury
CBTennessee Titans
Wrist
November 3, 2019
Butler won't return to Sunday's game at Carolina after suffering a wrist injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Picks off Winston
CBTennessee Titans
October 29, 2019
Butler posted a solo tackle, a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Buccaneers.
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