Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/24/13
The New York Giants offer is reportedly out there. A multi-year deal which would pay restricted free agent Victor Cruz $7 million per year. The deal would also pay him a hefty signing bonus, making him worth more than both Wes Welker and Danny Amendola, who have set the market for slot receivers in the NFL. But is that enough for Cruz? Is he ready to accept a deal that would pay him $5 million more than the first-round tender the Giants slapped on him prior to the start of free agency? Is he ready to accept a deal that nobody else is going to exceed this offseason? Or does the undrafted wide receiver decline the deal, accept the Giants tender, and hope to avoid injury while continuing to perform at a high level and take a shot at free agency next year and attempt to score a bigger deal? Does Victor Cruz bet on himself? Cruz is a bit of mystery to NFL talent evaluators. Obviously, he has put up some very impressive numbers with the Giants in his first two seasons. But the Giants offense has been very wide receiver friendly. Having an elite QB like Eli Manning [...]
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