Malcolm Butler’s cryptic Instagram post could be interpreted as many things. Fans have been in a frenzy for years with Isaiah Thomas’ emoji tweets and Jimmy Garoppolo’s hacked Instagram posts. Now, it seems that this is happening again with the cornerback for the New England Patriots. His future in New England is uncertain, and it is not clear if he will remain with the team.
The New England Patriots benched Malcolm Butler for Eric Rowe in the Super Bowl, which caused a lot of controversy. Belichick defended the decision by saying it was a football decision, but this move has left fans, media, and players confused. Former Patriots CB Brandon Browner took to Instagram to call Belichick’s move “ridiculous.” Hightower even commented on this post.
While the ramifications of Butler’s sudden rise to stardom are numerous, the underlying message is unclear. Many fans are still waiting to find out if Butler will stay or go, given his recent success. If the Patriots aren’t interested, they can always use the Saints’ first-round pick to sign Butler. The Patriots can always match their offer to keep Butler. So, if they can’t get a first-round pick, they can choose to give it to New Orleans.
The star was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and went on to play college football at the University of West Alabama. He was named to the All-Gulf South Conference’s first team during his senior year. He then signed a two-year contract in 2014 with the New England Patriots. He won the 2014 Super Bowl after making his NFL debut. He threw a key interception during the game, and his interception was one of the highlights of the game.