NFL rumors have been surrounding Victor Cruz for much of the past two seasons because he has been mostly injured during that stretch. There was only so much time that the New York Giants can give him before they start needing a resolution. According to the New York Post, the Giants might be on the verge of cutting Cruz. The two sides are currently trying to hammer out a new deal that will please everyone involved.
While both sides are being very optimistic about a new deal being hammered out, there are no guarantees that it will happen. Right now, the belief is that they are trying to reduce the guarantees in the contract and replace them with incentives. That means that Victor Cruz would still make a good amount of money if he produces well on the field for the New York Giants, something that might not happen because of the injuries.
There are some interesting options for the New York Giants available in the upcoming NFL Draft. Ole Miss Rebels star Laquon Treadwell might be the first wide receiver chosen, and he might be there when the Giants choose with the tenth pick. TCU Horned Frogs star Josh Doctson may be injury prone, but he’s a first round talent that might drop and be available when New York takes the podium in the second round.
It might be in the best interest of Victor Cruz to stick around with the New York Giants by accepting the terms of their reworked contract. Free agency might not be too kind to Cruz because other NFL teams are aware that he’s been on the sideline for quite some time now. They also know he doesn’t have a ton of leverage, so the contract offers might be a lot less than what Victor was hoping to see.
There have a been a lot of feel-good stories in sports where an athlete makes a heroic return from injuries to prove that he still has what it takes to compete with the best in the world. Victor Cruz is hoping he’s one of those stories.
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