Giants fans are feeling great now that Victor Cruz is locked into a long-term deal. But the worries aren’t over yet, New York now has to try to figure out how to keep Hakeem Nicks from bolting in free agency next offseason.
The Giants have to figure out how they’re going to give Nicks the mega contract he’s looking for. Even though he’s their number one receiver, he’s never played a full 16 game season. The question the Giants have to ask themselves is, do they open their check book and take a gamble on Nicks?
I would be really shocked if the Giants were able to get a deal done with Nicks before next offseason. New York has to wait and see if Nicks can stay healthy this season. If he does, I believe they won’t have a problem opening up their wallets to make him happy. Another problem is that the Giants don’t have a lot of cap room to work with to keep him around.
I believe there’s a legitimate change Nicks could be gone next year.