Former Tennessee Titans star considering retirement prior to homecoming

Malcolm Butler, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Image pool)
Malcolm Butler, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Image pool) /

The first week of the NFL regular season means the Tennessee Titans host the Arizona Cardinals in the home opener. This one was also supposed to double as a mini-homecoming for former fan-favorite Malcolm Butler.

That’s in jeopardy as the author of one of the most famous interceptions in Super Bowl history is considering retirement.

Check out the visual courtesy of NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Whatever Butler’s decision is, Tennessee Titans fans wish him the best.

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Most know Butler as the man who picked off Russell Wilson’s final pass in a very memorable Super Bowl, one in which the Seattle Seahawks made the decision to pass at the goal line to finish their rally instead of handing the ball to Beast Mode aka Marshawn Lynch as many times as they needed to punch the ball in for the go-ahead score.

It sounds exactly how some of us play EA Sports’ Madden game, doesn’t it? Running the ball would win the game, but for whatever reason, we just can’t stop passing.

Sorry. We got off of the topic there.

Tennessee Titans fans fell in love with Malcolm as he spent the 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons in Nashville, racking up 201 total tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, 35 pass breakups, nine interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns in 41 career games with the two-tone blue.

He was a starter for the franchise in 36 of those games. If this is it, he’ll forever be remembered for what he’s done for the franchise. If it isn’t expect some love to be thrown in his direction when he visits Nissan Stadium on September 12th.

In the meantime, however, this is one of those times where we’re reminded that these guys are more than Fantasy points and an overall rating on Madden. Whatever is going on with Malcolm, most importantly, we’d like to say as the Titan Sized family that we hope everything works out in his favor.