Victor Cruz described a recent radio interview in which he intimated that he left some money on the table by signing his six-year $45.879 million contract as something of a momentary hiccup. He said he doesn't feel that way anymore but he also called it an "honest feeling at the time." "It was (perceived) rather incorrectly" Cruz said. "I don't feel underpaid at all I'm very excited about my contract and I'm very excited about where I'm at with this team the position I'm in with this team I'm excited about everything. I don't look at anyone else in terms of what they got and what everyone else got it was just a general feeling an honest feeling at the time and it got kind of depicted the wrong way. But I'm excited man I'm here." If anything the moment provided Cruz with some perspective. He thought about being an undrafted rookie on the verge of being cut to now being one of the 20 highest paid receivers in all of football. "If you look at the statistics I'm not even supposed to be standing in front of y'all answering these questions" Cruz said. "For me to be here with a contract that's over six years and to be with the best franchise in football that's great." Still the deal was considered team-friendly at the time and there will be plenty of larger deals happening next offseason when the likes of A.J. Green Julio Jones and Randall Cobb sign their deals.
Giants WR Victor Cruz: 'I don't feel underpaid at all'
Newark Star-Ledger | Jul 26