Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl Benching Didn’t Hurt Cornerback’s Free Agent Value

Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl LII benching wound up hurting the team, but not the player.

Bill Belichick’s decision not to play one of his starting cornerbacks in the most important game of the year had an unquestionably negative effect on the New England Patriots’ defense. Whether Butler’s presence would have been enough to slow down Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles is a debate for another day, but it’s now clear his long and painful stay on the sideline did not diminish his...

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