Former New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset, not without at least one more potential run in the NFL. The Super Bowl XLIX hero is reportedly working out with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday.
There was hope that an opportunity would come from his reunion with the Patriots last year, but he ended up on injured reserve and was ultimately released by the team.
You’d have to go all the way back to his 2020 run with the Tennessee Titans to find the last NFL game Butler even took a snap in. His last workout came in last October with the Miami Dolphins, but it didn’t go anywhere.
Former Pro Bowl CB Malcolm Butler is flying to Atlanta this afternoon & will try out for Falcons tomorrow, source confirms.
Butler hasn’t played a reg season game since 2020 season but has worked out/signed contracts with teams over last 2 years & training for chance like this. pic.twitter.com/RJVOs2GY7V
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 29, 2023
Butler is mostly known for securing the game-clinching interception on former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at Super Bowl XLIX. Some even argued his benching at Super Bowl LII cost the Patriots a championship.
It has been a tremendous career for the former undrafted rookie out of West Alabama, whether he gets another NFL run or not. His legacy has already been cemented as a Pro Bowler, All-Pro and most importantly, two-time Super Bowl champion.