Malcolm Butler, Cornerback, New England Patriots
There was a point in the 2017 offseason where there were rumors that it was “a done deal” that the New England Patriots were trading cornerback Malcolm Butler. The free agent cornerback was seeking a lucrative contract extension from New England, which is something that organization has been very reluctant to give its players in years past. Butler came back on a deal that was ridiculously team-friendly, earning just over $3.9 million this year. There’s no way he would come back for that price, and frankly, there’s no guarantee that the Patriots will want him back anyway. Some people believe his play has slipped this year, so it’s not like New England feels compelled to bring him back.