Sunday won’t be just another matchup for Malcolm Butler.
The veteran cornerback will be going up against his former team when the Tennessee Titans battle the New England Patriots at Nissan Stadium in Week 10. Butler experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows in New England, as his stint with the Patriots was bookended by a heroic interception in Super Bowl XLIX and a benching in Super Bowl LII.
New England let Butler walk in free agency this past season, and its decision has looked like a sound one thus far. The 28-year-old has struggled mightily thus far with the Titans, and Peter King believes Butler might just be getting exposed as the player he really is.
“I think towards the end of last year — this is the one thing no one wanted to hear at the end of last year, but Bill Belichick didn’t take him out of the lineup because of any vengeance or because he was trying to really insult Malcolm Butler,” King said Thursday on “Dale & Keefe,” as transcribed by WEEI. “I think he did this because he…