An undrafted rookie who came to the Patriots out of West Alabama, Butler saved the Patriots’ title when he intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass at the 1-yeard line with 20 seconds left.
“It’s an incredible play and not only that, that’s the type of plays Malcolm makes for our team,” Brady said. “A guy like Malcolm who makes that type of quick, instinctive plays, that’s one of his strong suits. I don’t think it surprised any of us players because that’s what his skill set is. A lot of people didn’t get to see that over the course of the season.”
Butler’s interception set off an image of pure joy as Brady jumped up and down like a kid.
“That was just pure joy,” Brady said with a laugh. “I don’t know what was going on in my mind at that moment. … I was just ecstatic.”