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Giants offered Victor Cruz $8 million per year

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02:10 PM ET 04.24 | Wide receiver Victor Cruz has yet to show up for the offseason workout program of the New York Giants, as the two sides continue to work on a long-term deal that would keep Cruz with the team that drafted him. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants have already made Cruz an offer that would make him the second-highest paid player on the team, behind only Eli Manning. A deal worth $8 million per year with $15-18 million in guarantees might sound like a great deal for the receiver, but they're still negotiating so it might mean that Cruz hopes for more. That's unsurprising, considering $8 million per year wouldn't be enough to have Cruz even rank in the top-ten highest paid players at the wide receiver position and would be less than half the amount that Calvin Johnson makes per season.

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April 24, 2013  02:18 PM ET

I'd think he's negotiating the guaranteed number. An NFL player is always one hit away from retirement. Take $8, 10 12MM a year, but get $30MM guaranteed.

April 24, 2013  02:30 PM ET

Enough Already! Take the Money!!!

April 24, 2013  02:41 PM ET

Geeze, *that* could buy a lot of school text books......

April 24, 2013  04:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Geeze, *that* could buy a lot of school text books......

Or a lot of Salsa lessons. He looks a little "girly" when he does it.

April 24, 2013  04:55 PM ET

"considering $8 million per year wouldn't be enough to have Cruz even rank in the top-ten highest paid players at the wide receiver position'

Is he one of the top ten receivers in the league?

April 24, 2013  06:43 PM ET

Take it and show them you were worth every penny... Dallas is first on the schedule Sunday Night...

April 24, 2013  06:52 PM ET

If Mike Wallace gets $15 m /yr as a one trick pony, Cruz should be worth Joe Flacco money

April 24, 2013  08:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"considering $8 million per year wouldn't be enough to have Cruz even rank in the top-ten highest paid players at the wide receiver position'Is he one of the top ten receivers in the league?

That's a very good question.

IMO he's on the fringe with about a dozen other receivers who could be argued as equally deserving.

April 24, 2013  08:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Geeze, *that* could buy a lot of school text books......

But what use would an NFL player have for "books?" Has every team switched over to iPads for their playbooks yet?

April 24, 2013  08:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

That's a very good question.IMO he's on the fringe with about a dozen other receivers who could be argued as equally deserving.

Guys who I would say are definitely better than Victor Cruz, not necessarily in a ranked order:

- Calvin Johnson
- Andre Johnson
- Larry Fitzgerald
- AJ Green
- Roddy White
- Wes Welker

Guys who I think you can argue better or worse, once again not necessarily in order:

- Brandon Marshall
- Reggie Wayne
- Dez Bryant
- Julio Jones
- Anquan Boldin
- Marques Colston
- Dwayne Bowe
- Demaryius Thomas
- Steve Johnson

Then I'd probably even throw in Rob Gronkowski. I know he's a tight end but he's probably still a better receiver than most wide outs in the NFL.

I'm sure I'm missing a few.

Not Carolina's Steve Smith though. I'm tired of seeing his names make these lists.

 
April 25, 2013  05:25 PM ET

Greed, greed, greed.

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