But they can't both have that much. Reese gets paid big bucks to get and keep talent. He's earning his money this season
If there is that much separation between Nicks and Cruz (I'm still not sure that's the case) then Nicks is rightly going to demand more. Most folks here seem to think a top 5 - 10 receiver can command $8-10M or more. If they do that for Nicks, Cruz will be gone after 2014 because they won't have the money to keep him IF he has another 1,000+ yard season he will be sought after by a few teams.
I think the Giants can get Nicks a little cheaper right now because he is coming off an injury. I think rolling the dice on him now can save this team money down the road like Justin Tucks deal.