Malcolm Butler did something on social media and the world is ending.
Butler posted a photo on Instagram of himself and captioned it "ain't nothing changed but the change."
If you can't figure out subliminal messages, it means he is either about to get more money or is still after more money, which isn't a surprise either way. Butler met with the Saints recently and the sides reportedly had positive talks, but a deal hasn't been reached as of right now.
Butler is a restricted free agent, so if the Saints were to sign him to a contract, the Patriots would have the opportunity to match. If they decline to do so, New Orleans would be forced to give up their own first-round pick (No. 11) in this year's NFL Draft.
There have been tons of conflicting reports as to whether or not the Patriots would be comfortable letting Butler go to New Orleans for that pick, but Butler will undoubtedly get a raise one way or another. His restricted free agent tender is set at $3.91 million, which is a giant bump from the $600,000 he made last season.
Butler could always sign that tender and play in New England for one more year, or he could sign it and then the Patriots could trade him. This is all assuming the Saints don't sign him to an offer sheet and the Pats don't match it.
Butler has been nothing short of incredible in his three years with New England, saving Super Bowl XLIX from the clutches of the Seahawks in the waning seconds and playing like a bona-fide No. 1 cornerback.
He deserves to be paid whatever he wants.
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