Less money is actually more money for Cruz.
He is Jersey born.He lived minutes from the stadium,and the Giants were the ones to give him his chance.
Fans have dubbed him as one of their own because he is a native of NJ,and cuban and black community can relate to him.
Through endorcements in commercials and events from Jersey and New York,there is no way he could make more money for any other team,except maybe the Jets (which wont happen) because most of us know Giant fans have always felt like the Jets were the NY team sharing Giant stadium, and the Giants are the true representative of New York and New Jersey.
So i believe he would actually take a few million less because in the long run he will make a few million more by always representing the City, and NJ.
He is on a team he knows, he has a relationship with both Eli and Hakeem. He wont take the chance to have to learn a new system and be on a team where he isnt the man any more.
Fans have dubbed him as one of their own because he is a native of NJ,and cuban and black community can relate to him.He's half Puerto Rican not cuban and as much as he is a local kid, money talks.
I don't want to lose him but I believe that a slot WR can be found on the roster with Jerrigan or resigning Hixon.
As much as Eli gets flack, him and Nicks help Cruz out a lot. As well as other WR threats... He goes to another team to be a number 1 he will be like Holmes, nothing much more then a 1000 yard WR. When you are "best" fit for slot, it is for a reason, to create mismatches, but it says the same when he is on the outside and the one the DB's want to shut down, the best corner all the time on him, safety help so on and so forth. Cruz doesn't deserve a ton of money, and he would make more money here through endorsements... and it isn't like making less then the top 5 WR's would be petty change. That kind of raise to him would be immense, if he wants to be paid like a top 3 WR let him walk.
Cruz doesn't deserve a ton of money, and he would make more money here through endorsements..Again, the New York endorsement arguement doesn't work anymore, Peyton Manning is in every commercial and he played in Indy and he is not taking less money to stay with the Giants. He is going to try to get as much as possible and if a team like the Texans which is a contender, big city and most important of all, no state tax or the Dolphins offer a large contract, he is going to sign it and leave the Giants with a major decision. I love him as much as anybody but its hard for me to imagine the Giants shelling out 10 million a piece over the next 2 years for Cruz and Nicks, especially with JPP right around the corner. The Giant passing game always survives. When Plax left everyone said he made Eli and the Giants were going to miss him and then there was Steve Smith and Mario. With a young stud like Reuben Randle, Nicks and whoever they bring in, I have confidence in Jerry Reese's ability to find someone in the draft or free agency. I think we can all agree that the Giants strength in the draft is getting receivers and defensive ends.
thank GOD Ripped isn't the GM, or he'd give Cruz Fitzgerald type of money...