Victor Cruz. We all love him. Eli Manning said yesterday that he would restructure his deal to help the Giants keep him. But business is business. Cruz can put his name on an offer sheet from now until April 19th. If that happens, the Giants will have five days to match or lose him to another team.
Of course they will receive that team’s first round draft pick in next month’s NFL Draft. With that pick, they can get themselves a much-needed LB, OL, CB or even another receiver. If Cruz receives no offers, he will stay with the Giants for at least another year. The best case scenario, however, is getting Cruz’ signature on a long-term deal.
The Giants have a healthy Hakeem Nicks returning, along with Rueben Randle and recently-signed speedster Louis Murphy. Keeping Cruz in the fold would make that an even more imposing unit.
The WheelHouse discusses how much Eli Manning needs wide receiver Victor Cruz on the roster this season.