After his game-clinching interception, New England Patriots rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler received praise from fans and the media alike. But now he might also be the recipient of the truck Tom Brady won alongside his third Super Bowl MVP award.
As the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy along with a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.
But three-time MVP winner Brady wasn’t the only indispensable Patriot on the field Sunday night. In the last twenty seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, rookie Butler snatched a short pass away from the Seattle Seahawks that gave control of the ball back to the Patriots just as the Seahawks were on the verge of beating their opponents in a tough, close game. It turned out to be the end of the Seahawks would-be game-winning drive and the clincher for the Patriots.
MVP Brady conceded that without Butler’s amazing interception the Patriots would not have won the Super Bowl. With that realization, Brady announced his desire to give him his new truck.
On WEEI in Boston, Brady also made the comment that he’d love to give his truck to Brady.
Brady told @DandCShow that he “would love” to give the MVP truck to Malcolm Butler. Going to try to “make that work.”
— WEEI (@WEEI) February 3, 2015
It has been quite a rise for rookie Butler. Going from working at fast-food restaurant Popeyes, to an undrafted NFL cornerback–one still confused by Patriots fans with long departed Darius Butler–to performing the famed pick in Super Bowl XLIX, Butler now rises to the ranks of the most famous in game through his heroics before 120 million people. Even so, QB Brady makes 18 times the amount in salary than Butler. In fact Brady’s super model wife, Gisele Bündchen, makes far more than Butler. According to celebrity worth, Bundchen and Brady are worth up to $410 million.
Translation? The Butler could use the truck more than the Bradys.
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