According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is expected to seek a contract in the neighborhood of $8-$10 million per season.
After playing for the NFL minimums the past three years, Cruz won’t come cheap, not after two outstanding seasons by a 26-year-old on the upside of his career. His asking price is expected to be somewhere between $8 million and $10 million per year. Cruz made $540,000 this season and the last two years he has been the greatest bargain in the league.
“I think I feel comfortable where we’re at,’’ Cruz said yesterday on his weekly WFAN spot. “I think I’ve done enough to show them I’m a good guy on and off the field and I’ve done everything positive up until this point to prove that I’m somebody the organization will want to keep around for a long time. I’m positive things will come around and a positive outcome will come out of all this.’’
Cruz will definitely get a new contract. The good news for the Giants is that they don’t have to rush to get anything done, since he’ll be a restricted free agent when the new league rolls around in March.