One of the longest, most publicized contract negotiations in NFL history is finally over. Victor Cruz and the New York Giants have agreed to a long-term extension.
Cruz will sign a five-year extension worth $43 million on top of the one-year tender the Pro Bowl wide receiver has already signed, according to sources. In all, the contract is a six-year deal worth $45.879 million and includes $15.6 million guaranteed.
The average of $8.6 million per season in "new" money isn't quite the double digits Cruz was hoping to get from the Giants, but it's more than $2 million more per year than Wes Welker and Danny Amendola received to set what was the top of the market for slot receivers this offseason.
The Seattle Seahawks gave Percy Harvin more than $11 million per year, though Harvin's value is inflated because of what he's able to do as a returner and a rushing threat.