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Malcolm Butler

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Cornerback Age: 30 Exp: 6 Years
Undrafted: 2014, Patriots College: West Alabama Agent(s): Derek Simpson

Titans – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Malcolm Butler signed a 5 year, $61,250,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,250,000. In 2020, Butler will earn a base salary of $11,000,000, a roster bonus of $281,250 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,381,250 and a dead cap value of $12,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $61,250,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $12,250,000
    Total Guarantees $30,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $24,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $3,500,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 - $6,000,000 $24,000,000 $14,000,000($14,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-18,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $10,500,000 $2,000,000 $281,250 $100,000 $12,881,250 $18,600,000 $10,881,250($24,881,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $18,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,718,750 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $8,100,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,781,250 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $281,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $10,781,250
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $11,000,000 $2,000,000 $281,250 $100,000 $13,381,250 $12,000,000 $11,381,250($36,262,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,381,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $7,381,250 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $5,381,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $11,381,250

    Potential Out: 2021, 3 yr, $36,262,500; $4,000,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 31 $11,100,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $14,200,000 $4,000,000 $12,200,000($48,462,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $12,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $12,200,000
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $11,250,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $14,350,000 $2,000,000 $12,350,000($60,812,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $12,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $12,350,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $24M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2018 salary + 2019 salary)
    • $6M of 2020 salary fully guarantees on the 3/22/2020
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 9 LTBE in 2020)
    • 2019-22 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (5th league day of 2021)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (5th league day of 2022)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,910,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,910,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
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    2014-2016

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,530,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $510,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / RFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 - - - - - - $420,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - - - - - $319,282 $829,282
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - $368,881 $968,881
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,910,000 - - - - - - $3,910,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 $10,000,000 $500,000 - - - - $14,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - $281,250 $100,000 - - - $10,881,250
    6 seasons $19,440,000 $10,000,000 $781,250 $100,000 - - $688,163 $31,009,413
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $281,250 $100,000 - - - $11,381,250
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,100,000 - $1,000,000 $100,000 - - - $12,200,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - $1,000,000 $100,000 - - - $12,350,000
    $52,790,000 $10,000,000 $3,062,500 $400,000 - - $688,163 $66,940,663
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,440,000 - - - - - - $6,128,163
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 $10,000,000 $781,250 $100,000 - - - $24,881,250
  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2018Signed a 5 year $61.25 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Mar 7 2017Assigned a 1 year $3.91 million tender by New England (NE)
    May 19 2014Signed a 3 year $1.53 million contract with New England (NE)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Malcolm Butler ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 TEN 9 9 9 590 0.836 32 25 7 2
    2018 TEN 16 16 11 835 0.798 1 69 60 9 3
    2017 NE 16 16 15 1040 0.979 1 60 55 5 2 2
    2016 NE 16 16 16 1007 0.981 1 63 48 15 1 4
    2015 NE 16 16 16 1082 0.988 67 56 11 2
    2014 NE 12 11 1 184 0.170 15 13 1
    Totals 85 84 68 4,738 - 3 306 257 48 3 13