Victor Cruz, the biggest bargain in the NFL, said he would like to have a new deal in place with the Giants before the end of this season. The wide receiver who just caught a winning 77-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning said he'd like to be a Giant for the rest of his career and wants to complete a long-term deal with the team so it doesn't become a distraction.
"My team and my agents, my team on my side, we would like to get it done before the season's [over]," Cruz said in his weekly spot on WFAN on Tuesday. "We don't want to drag it along, and become something that blocks the team in the offseason, and something that is in the media every day. We don't want it to get like that. We want to just knock it out halfway through the season, or during the season at the very least, and put it behind us."
Cruz is earning $540,000 this season and is due to become a restricted free agent after this year. He is third in the NFL with 50 receptions, fourth with 627 receiving yards, tied for second with 32 receptions for first downs, and tied for first with seven touchdown catches.