What did Tom Brady say to Malcolm Butler following his Super Bowl XLIX-clinching interception?

Ryan Hannable
June 04, 2020 - 12:43 pm

Malcolm Butler made one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history when he intercepted Russell Wilson at the goal line with 20 seconds left to clinch Super Bowl XLIX.

Tom Brady had a very dramatic reaction to the play on the sideline, and during NBC Sports Network's re-air of the game this week, Butler was interviewed and he was asked what he remembers Brady saying to him after the play?

“After the Super Bowl, you know, (Brady) telling me, ‘Malcolm, are you kidding me?'” Butler said to NBC Sports' Liam McHugh. “But later on, after the game, he told me, ‘You finally caught one that counts.’ Because I used to pick him off in training camp, somewhat, and that was my first interception. “

"He hit it on the head with that one. I finally caught one that counted. It really counted.”

Butler played sparingly over the course of the season, but apparently gave Brady fits on the practice field.

Brady won MVP of the game which earned him a Chevy truck, but the quarterback ended up by giving it to Butler.

The cornerback became the Patriots' No. 1 cornerback and then signed a five-year deal with the Titans prior to the 2018 season.

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