Now that we know the New York Giants have offered Victor Cruz a contract that would pay him $7 million per year, we have a pretty good idea of where they got that number from.
Joel Curry of the National Football Post believes the Giants are using Marques Colston’s contract as a bench mark for Cruz.
Colston signed a five-year, $36.3 million contract with the Saints last offseason. Which is an average of $7.2 million per year.
The problem with using Colston’s contract as a bench mark is that he signed his contract in 2012 and Cruz could argue that he’s worth more than both Mike Wallace and Percy Harvin, who each just received a contract that is worth over $10 million a year. But when you look at both Colston and Cruz’s stats, they’re very comparable.
At the end of the day, the Giants and Cruz will need to find a middle ground.