According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there’s already a ton of interest in New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz as a restricted free agent and the new league year hasn’t even started yet.
The Giants will likely give Cruz a first round tender, but that may not keep a team from signing him.
The New York Giants slot receiver almost certainly will receive a first-round tender if the team can’t work out a long-term deal with him. And from what I hear, there is already a ton of interest and plenty of teams just waiting for their opening. Yes, it’s tough to gauge a market on slot guys like Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Cruz — especially in systems that so clearly benefit them. But there is enough interest in Cruz to make me think this could be the year someone bites on an RFA. And if no one takes the plunge on Cruz? Then it might be time to wonder how effective this system really is.
If a team does make an offer, the Giants will have the chance to match it, I can’t imagine them letting him leave.