Breaking news just now reported by Dianna Russini of ESPN, the New England Patriots are considering trading corner back Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints for WR Brandin Cooks.
The New England Patriots are considering trading Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints for Brandin Cooks per sources
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2017
I have to be honest, I had to make sure this wasn’t a fake account before I posted this. The Patriots just signed Stephon Gilmore, which is a great signing by the way, but they are now considering moving Malcolm Butler according to this report. My instinct tells me I really do not like this move. I would love to have the tandem of Butler and Gilmore.
I know Belichick loves Cooks, I know he would be a great addition, he’s 23 years old with a ton of upside, but I just hate to see this happen with Malcolm. Belichick has been eyeing Cooks for a while now, he of course gets a glimpse of him every training camp during their joint practices with the Saints. If this is what Bill wants, then I guess I could be ok with it.
There is no way Butler is happy about the $14m deal they just gave to Gilmore, so perhaps moving him might be the best thing for him.