Victor Cruz Better Live Up to Expectations When He Signs Long-Term Deal With New York Giants

By Dan Parzych

Over the last two seasons, Victor Cruz has emerged as one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the league for the New York Giants, but it’s no secret that he’s not quite near the top with some of the best such as Calvin Johnson or Andre Johnson. With the way he’s performed, there’s no question Cruz deserved a hefty long-term deal from the Giants, but the fact that discussions between the two parties have gone on for this long already is simply ridiculous.

Now, it appears the two sides won’t have to worry about the contract situation being a distraction during training camp.

Cruz and the Giants are expected to agree on a long-term deal before the start of training camp–which is great news for both parties considering how long these negotiations have gone on. Over the last couple of months, Cruz has been fighting for a long-term deal, but his asking price was a little too high for the Giants.

In fact, New York as an organization deserves all of the credit in the world for not giving in considering the amount of money Cruz has been fighting for has been ridiculous.

Early reports indicated a couple of months back how the Giants offered Cruz a deal that would have paid him somewhere in the range of $7 million per season. Cruz may have emerged as one of the top wide receivers in the league over the last couple of years, but this is the type of money Cruz deserves considering where he ranks compared to the rest of the league’s top wideouts.

There’s still no word as far as what type of money Cruz is expected to make when/if this new long-term deal is signed before training camp, but one thing is for sure–which is Cruz better live up to the expectations for New York after all of this fighting that has taken place over the last couple of months.

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