In addition, you must have been watching a different season than the one I watched. I never saw him get taken out of a game. I did see him come back in to games after taking heavy shots. I did see him play smart and not take unnecessary hits protecting himself for sure but also helping the team by staying healthy. I did see Eli have a bunch of very mediocre performances.
I think many will be surprised by how high Cruz's value will be in the open market even considering he is RFA.