New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was playing it cool when it came to receiving a new contract from the team. Cruz is scheduled to make only $540,000 this year, which makes him easily the league’s most underpaid wide receiver. After this season, Cruz is set to become a restricted free agent.
However, Cruz and the Giants seem to be moving forward in the right direction and have reportedly agreed to the structure of a new deal.
“From what I hear, they’ve just agreed on the structure right now,” Cruz told WFAN’s Mike Francesa. “And that’s all I’m at liberty to say.
“Hopefully this leads to the right track and we’ll get it done sooner than later. … I’m happy so far, so I can just relax and play some football,” Cruz added.
“I want to just get it done now and like I said, not have it be a distraction in the offseason where I’m not showing up to minicamp and things like that. I don’t want that to become an issue. So I just want to get it done early, as early as possible, and just put it behind.”
As for whether or not Cruz wants to remain a member of the Giants, he has made it very clear that he enjoys playing in the bright lights that New York offers.
“I just love it here,” Cruz said. “It’s home, the people have embraced me. I just love this place so much. I don’t want to go anywhere, I don’t want to play for any other organization at this point in my life. I want to be a New York Giant for a very long time.”