At the beginning of the offseason, it seemed like it would be only a matter of time before the New York Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz would work out a deal, but that’s obviously been far from the case as we’re one week into May and the two sides don’t even seem close on an agreement. While there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight anytime soon for the two parties, Giants co-owner John Mara still seems confident enough an agreement will be reached–but when?
If anything, Cruz seemed like the last player anyone would struggle to reach a deal considering he’s been one of the top rising stars in the league over the last two seasons, but to see it drag on for this long is nothing short of ridiculous. It’s understandable that Cruz wants to make as much money as possible, but New York made him a very hefty offer that would pay him around $7 million per season–which he should have accepted right away.
Just because Cruz’s numbers have been on the rise over the last two seasons doesn’t mean he should be paid top dollar right away like some of the other wide receivers in the league as the last thing the Giants want to see happen is their beloved wideout’s numbers go down as soon as he receives a big contract. Unfortunately, this has happened before in the NFL and New York shouldn’t have to offer Cruz any more money than they already have.
One of the main reasons why Mara most likely seems so confident is because he knows no other team is going to make an offer to Cruz like the Giants–so it will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few months.
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