Victor Cruz and NY Giants Are Perfect Fit for Each Other

April 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the 11:59:59 Friday deadline officially passed, Victor Cruz is no longer a restricted free agent. But that doesn't make him a Giant, as the two teams have yet to come to a deal.
For both parties, there are clear reasons to be hesitant.  Cruz is aware that with another big season, he can make much more money than the Giants are offering (which is around $7 million per year). The Giants realize that Cruz has two options: sign with the Giants or sit out.  
An argument can be made that Cruz is more valuable in New York than on any other team.  He's a pure slot receiver, who thrives with a bigger target (in the Giants' case, Hakeem Nicks) lining up opposite of him.  While he's put together two great seasons, scouts believe he is hesitant of going over the middle until he gets a long-term deal.
There are a few extraneous factors that must be accounted for, one being Cruz's numerous endorsement opportunities.  He is well aware that he will make mor...

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