It’s been an interesting offseason for the New York Giants with the 2013 NFL Draft right around the corner as they have taken longer than expected to work out a deal with Victor Cruz–who has emerged as arguably one of the league’s most dangerous wide receivers over the last two seasons. Cruz is currently a restricted free agent with a first-round tender on him, but it appears the Giants are willing to offer him a hefty deal that may be difficult to turn down.
Apparently, the Giants have made an offer to Cruz that will pay the wide receiver in the range of $7 million per season–which is a pretty hefty raise compared to the $2.879 million he would make with the tender offer for the 2013 season. Cruz deserves all of the credit in the world for being patient with the organization over his contract situation and with an offer like this–he would be foolish to turn it down.
There’s no question Cruz’s numbers over the last two seasons have made him worthy of earning a hefty contract, but New York seems to be taking the right approach on this one by not throwing a ton of money his way right away. Cruz knew it was only a matter of time before his hefty contract would come around considering how much of a role he played in the team winning the Super Bowl in 2012 and with this type of offer–it should be a no brainer for Cruz at this point.
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