IMO, there is no way Victor Cruz gets anywhere near 12 million per year. I think 7 Million per year is the tops he will get.
7mil-plus is plenty for a receiver that drops a lot of balls and alligator arms it after a couple of good shots. People look at Cruz's stats and think he's the 2nd coming of Jerry Rice. I've heard many say they'd prefer Cruz over Nicks. The problem with that is Cruz is not a no.1 WR.
For example: Victor Cruz 2011 - Rec 82 Yards 1,536 TD's 9
Wes Welker 2011 - Rec 122 Yards 1,569 TD's 9
Despite consistently putting up All-Pro type stats the only big payday Welker ever got was when he was franchised. You can't break the bank for slot guys.
The tender is $3-4M less than the average of the deal he has been offered and none of it is guaranteed. Condon can get the original deal more Cruz friendly through negotiations with Reese. This is Victor's best opportunity right now and I believe he will take it after they get some sweetners added.
Last edited by RoanokeFan; 03-25-2013 at 11:39 AM.
“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1
Cruz needs to take the deal...