The New England Patriots’ defense end Malcolm Butler said that he had a vision that he would do something big in the Super Bowl, and he did. It happened during the last play of the game. The score was 28-24 with the Patriots leading. The Seahawks were in possession of the ball at 2nd-and-goal at the 1-yard line. They even had two-timeouts, with 1:38 left in the final quarter of the game.
Then something strange happened, that prophecy that Butler had. It came to fruition.
With the opportunity to win the game and become back-to- back Super Bowl champions, Seattle’s quarterback Russell Wilson dropped-back and threw the ball into the end zone for the winning scored.
He thought, instead Butler jumped in front of intended wide receiver Ricardo Lockett and grabbed the ball and it was all over for the Seahawks.
This phenomenal play sealed the win for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
Many considered the Seahawks’ decision to throw the ball in that position strange instead of just running it, especially with the two time-outs. Well it just goes to show you visions can be credible.
After the game when asked about the incredible play by an on-field reporter, Butler tried to tell the reporter about the vision but she didn’t fully comprehend what he was saying.
“I knew, I would do something big in this game, I had a vision,” said Butler as he pointed up to the sky.
The reported looked dumbfounded and skirted around his response and attempted to go into another question about the big play in hopes of getting a different response from Butler.
He politely responded, “You wouldn’t understand.”
The following day on Good Morning America (GMA), he went into detail about the revelation with host, Robin Roberts.
“The vision that I had about me doing something big in the game was even confirmed by my mom,” Butler told Roberts.
“I really believed it was when I called an Uber driver for my mom. My mom called me and said the guy (Uber driver) spoke nice of me.”
Butler Continued, “The driver felt I was going to do something fantastic in the game. So I just prayed on it and I just went out and played as hard as I could, and it turned out great,”
Even though Butler didn’t received the MVP award, its recipient Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady said he intends to give Butler the 2015 red Chevrolet truck, the prize that came along with the MVP award. “A guy like Malcolm who makes that type of instinctive play, that’s one of his strong suits. It came off as a great play. Someone had to make it. It happen to Malcolm,” said Brady.
“I would love to give him that truck,” Brady said. “I would love to do that. I’m going to figure out how to make that work.”
Butler was undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. On May 19, he was signed by the Patriots. In his rookie season, Butler appeared in 11 games one-start, recording 15 tackles and three defensive passes.
He made his first start at defensive back against Miami on December 14, 2014 finishing with two tackles.
Now in 2015, he is known as that guy who made the phenomenal play in Super Bowl XLIX via his special vision and hard work.