PFT posted an article today Link
Basically it amounts to Jerry Reese praising the way Victor Cruz is handling himself verses how Osi Umenyiora has handled his contract situation.
Why not reward Cruz for his actions? He is staying grounded and is willing to do right unto the Giants, so why wont Reese do right unto Cruz?
Now we can only speculate, because we don't know if there are contract talks currently going on. But I would think that in the best case scenario, Hakeem Nicks would receive a contract at the same time Victor Cruz does.
I just can't see them paying Cruz before Nicks. Nicks has been with the Giants longer, was a 1st round pick, and has been a top tier player for the Giants since 2009.
2012 Base Salaries:
Hakeem Nicks - 750,000*
Victor Cruz - 525,000
(*) - Keeping in mind that Hakeem got 6.5 million in guaranteed signing bonuses.
I conclude that this is a quandary to say the least. Both Nicks and Cruz are being paid less than their true value to the team. You can't reward one without rewarding the other.
What are your thoughts?