At this point last year, Victor Cruz holding on for a contract never seemed like it would be a concern for the New York Giants in a million years, but things have clearly changed heading into the 2013 season. Cruz has emerged as one of the most dangerous wide receivers over the last two seasons and with training camp just a few months away–it’s safe to say the Giants should be concerned at this point during the offseason.
At first, it seemed like the two sides would be able to work out a deal in no time considering both Cruz and the Giants had mutual interest in each other, but that’s obviously been far from the case. New York already made an offer that would pay the wide receiver around $7 million per year, but that apparently wasn’t good enough for Cruz.
Now, it’s reaching the point where the Giants should be concerned as the last thing they want to see happen is Cruz holdout during training camp and impact the 2013 season. The last two seasons have proven just how effective Cruz is for the Giants’ passing game and without him–it would be interesting to see what type of impact this would have on Eli Manning and company.
There’s still plenty of time for both sides to work something out, but let’s just hope the problem gets resolved sooner rather than later so New York has one less thing to worry about heading into training camp.
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