“Next contract” and “ scorned lover” syndromes consumed his every fiber and he ended up in a dark place when it became clear to him that NE would not be part of his future despite past heroics
It's amazing that he held onto that ball, even after Hightower almost knocked it out of his hands. He drops that ball and it's beastmode time and history is changed.
If I ever see Butler, I'll convey my appreciation.
Immediately after the Super Bowl, it would have been fair to wonder if Butler’s 2017 season had cost him tens of millions of dollars. It’s obviously a lighter subject now that we know he got paid for his 2016 performance in spite of 2017.