Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who has gone from undrafted to setting a franchise record for receiving yardage in only two seasons, has a compelling story. And now he’s going to tell it in writing.
The New York Post reports that David Waxman of the Waxman Literary Agency will meet with publishers next week to shop Cruz’s tale.
But his teammate, Eli Manning, continues to refuse to do a book. “He’s turned down big money — seven figure deals — in the past,” a publishing source told the Post, which also reports per a source close to Eli that he has “no interest” in writing a book right now.
Cruz was praised for passing on an opportunity to do TV’s Dancing With The Stars, which would have distracted him from preparations for his third NFL season. The challenge for Cruz will be to avoid enough other entanglements that could have the same effect.
Cruz’s positive image flows from a no-frills approach to being the best player he can be. If he tries too hard to convert his fame into cash, that image could take a hit.