The New England Patriots are bringing back former Super Bowl hero in cornerback Malcolm Butler, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The team brought him in for a workout Monday, and Schefter reports that the team will be signing him to a two-year, nine million dollar deal.
Butler, 32, retired before the 2021 season but is coming out of retirement to join the team. The former undrafted free agent signing burst onto the scene in 2014 with his game-winning interception in the Super Bowl XLIX, where he picked off Russell Wilson at the goal line.
The cornerback had another solid three seasons with the Patriots, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 as well, though he was benched for Super Bowl LI — before spending an unsuccessful three seasons with the Titans.
New England gets much-needed corner depth with the loss of J.C. Jackson to the Chargers.