Whoever wrote this article is reaching with Victor Cruz saying that he was a true #1 WR last season and that he might be the 3rd best WR on the Giants by 2014.
New York Giants Superbowl XXI, XXV, XLII, XLVI Champions!!!!!
In reality, just about everyone would take 15mil more dollars to play on another team, in a different city. Would you pass up over 10mil just to be seen as "loyal" to your team?
RF: Still wondering how this works. See question in my previous post
Oui, but whatever offer is made by another team, the Giants can match if they elect to do so or let him go and get an additional 1st round pick. That rarely happens, but it could. A first round tender only pays $2.8M. Not matter what one thinks of Cruz, he's worth significant;y more than that. A team who needs a receiving play maker and has lots of CAP space, might just out offer the Giants.
Undoubtedly, when healthy, Nicks is the best WR on the team.
Cruz choses his fate over the coming months.
Option 1: Quick cash, short career (leaves my beloved Gmen)
Option2: Decent, long-term money and an extended, potential HOF ballot career.
Think im BS'ing you...? See: Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Jeremy Shockey, Ballard(TBD). And lets see if Mario stays as productive. History is already written for Cruz, he just decides which path to take from here on out; the choice is his.