The Cardinals announced they have signed CB Malcolm Butler to a one-year deal.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) March 25, 2021
Ian Rapoport reports Arizona’s deal for Butler can be worth up to $6 million.
This is a strong add for the Cardinals, who had a huge need at cornerback following the departure of Patrick Peterson.
Butler was cut by the Titans earlier this offseason but the move was more salary related than performance.
Butler, 31, wound up signing on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama back in 2014. He played out the final year of his rookie contract before signing a one-year restricted tender worth $3.91 million for the 2017 season.
From there, Butler agreed to a five-year contract worth more than $61 million to go along with over $30 million guaranteed with the Titans in 2018. He was owed a base salary $11,100,000 for the 2021 season when the Titans released him.
In 2020, Butler appeared in all 16 games for the Titans and recorded 100 tackles, four interceptions and 14 passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 15 cornerback out of 121 qualifying players.