By Isaiah Houde
ESPN NFL insiders made their predictions on where Malcolm Butler will land, and none of their predictions bring him back to the New England Patriots.
Butler’s departure from the team seems inevitable after not playing one defensive snap during Super Bowl LII. The three-year starter also admitted that he had a down season in 2017, and all of these factors likely mean that his time in New England is done.
With free agency right around the corner, Butler is viewed as arguably the top cornerback to hit the market.
Reiss knows the team better than any other reporters and his opinion speaks volumes. Two teams that were predicted twice by the analysts were the 49ers and the Texans. Both potential landing spots are interesting, but the Texans could prepare to have one of the most dominant defenses next year if they add Butler.
The New York Jets were not listed by the analysts, but have expressed interest in Butler. The Jets have a dire need to improve their secondary, and they are very familiar with Butler’s talent and work ethic. They have a rising star in their safety Jamal Adams that could be mentored and complimented with...