Last year Butler was upset he didn't get Stephon Gilmore-like money from the Patriots, but this is pretty close.
An overlooked prospect in 2014 out of Division II West Alabama, he was invited to New England for a tryout and earned a contract on the offseason 90-man roster nearly a month after the draft.
Despite Butler's sudden stardom, Belichick said at one point in 2015 that Butler "as much as any player that I've been around, has really not changed very much from Year 1 to Year 2". He played the entire 2017 season on a $3.91 million contract and joins a group of young and talented defensive backs in Tennessee.
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Butler is coming off a season in which he finished with two interceptions, three forced fumbles, a sack and 60 combined tackles. After a second round of negotiations with the remaining teams, Butler opted for the Titans, where he will play for former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, who became the head coach in Nashville this winter.
The free agent cornerback intends to sign with the Tennessee Titans on a five-year, $61 million contract with more than $30 million guaranteed, per NFL Network and first reported by ESPN. Despite the Lions appearing to be in the finals of the Butler sweepstakes, the rising cornerback is signing with the Titans instead. Between those career landmarks, Butler started 54 of a possible 55 games and played more defensive snaps than any Patriots player.