According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks isn’t upset with the fact that Victor Cruz got paid before him. He’s ready to play out his contract and handle things in a professional manner.
There was plenty of conjecture about the reasons he wasn’t at OTAs, but the reality is, he didn’t miss any mandatory work. He and his agent aren’t forcing the contract issue with the Giants. Team brass understands the attributes he brings to their club and there was no fallout whatsoever from Cruz getting his deal. Nothing really to see here. Nothing has really changed.
Nicks is ready to gamble on himself.
So Nicks will play it out for $2.7 million this season, gamble on himself. He won’t rock the boat; he understands the Giants corporate mentality and he won’t be a distraction as they try to get back to their Super Bowl formula. In fact, if they do get anywhere close to a Lombardi, I suspect he will be a big reason why.
There’s no doubt that Nicks will get paid next offseason. The question is, will it be the Giants who pay him?