Victor Cruz isn’t necessarily known as a slot receiver by trade. Cruz can excel in the slot, and on the outside. The Giants seem to see Cruz as a slot receiver and are trying to pay him as such.
New York Giants chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch predicted that Cruz would get a “higher” annual salary than the $6 million recently given to the two top slot receivers in the league, Wes Welker and Danny Amendola.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the Giants have already offered Cruz $7 million a season.
Sources say the Giants’ offer to Cruz exceeds $7 million per year, with a sizable amount of guaranteed money in a long-term deal that would still leave the 26-year-old Cruz time in his career to sign another contract. Switching to agent Tom Condon, who is a deal maker with a good relationship with the Giants, should mean they get a contract done rather than Cruz playing for the $2.879 million tender.
It seems unlike Cruz will get an offer sheet from another team, so it will now be a game of wait and see.