The Giants season has ended, premature and short of the playoffs, but the G-Men still have work to do. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is coming off back to back pro bowl seasons, and set to become a restricted free agent in March.
Cruz would like to avoid the perils of the franchise tag and the frustration that comes along with it, and according to the New York Daily News, Cruz is positive he’ll sign a long-term extension with the Giants.
“I feel comfortable where we’re at,” Cruz said. “I think I’ve done enough to show them I’m a good guy on and off the field, and that I’ve done everything positive up until this point to prove that I’m somebody that the organization will want to keep around for a long time.
“So I’m comfortable in that. I’m positive things will come around and a positive outcome will come out of all this.’’
Cruz followed up his break out 2011 season with another great 2012 season in which he made the Pro Bowl, and had 86 catches, 1,092 yards, 10 touchdowns.
“Obviously you never know,” he said. “It’s all negotiations. But I feel positive that I’m going to be in New York for a very long time, and I feel positive that myself and my agents will get something done with the management of the Giants.”
The Giants are retooling, and Cruz is a piece they need in the fold, without distraction or issues.