Malcolm Butler is pulling for a new whip.
Butler, whose interception sealed the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks, caught wind of Tom Brady’s desire to give him the truck he received for winning his third Super Bowl MVP award. The cornerback apparently is pretty excited about Brady’s potential gift.
“He’s overwhelmed by Brady’s generosity,” Butler’s agent, Derek Simpson, told TMZ Sports on Tuesday. “He needs the truck. He loves the truck. He wants the truck — and red’s his favorite color.”
Brady told WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” on Tuesday morning he “would love to” give Butler the truck, suggesting an official transaction hadn’t yet taken place. Cristi Vasquez, communications manager for Chevrolet, left open the possibility, though.
“I can tell you we have not been contacted by Tom Brady yet,” Vasquez told Boston.com. “We would be happy to recognize Malcolm Butler for his game-changing performance, just as the Chevy Colorado was recognized as a game-changer.”
Butler, an undrafted rookie, earned a base salary of $420,000 this season. It’s a far cry from the amount of dough raked in by Brady, who also has the added benefit of several endorsements and a supermodel wife. But while the quarterback can afford to part ways with a vehicle, Butler’s agent suggests his 24-year-old client is blown away by Brady’s act of kindness.
“Malcolm is keeping his fingers crossed. He knows there’s no commitment. … He’ll be OK if it doesn’t work out,” Simpson told TMZ Sports. “But if this happens, he realizes how gracious this would be of Tom.”
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