Giants receiver Victor Cruz has been saying for months that he’s close to reaching an agreement on a long-term contract with the team, and yet that contract hasn’t gotten done. But Cruz isn’t worried.
Cruz said on WFAN that he doesn’t see any way that he and the Giants won’t come to terms.
“Obviously, you never know, it’s all negotiations, but I feel positive that I’m gonna be in New York for a very long time,” Cruz said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “And I feel positive that myself and my agents will get something done with the management of the Giants. I feel comfortable where we’re at. I think I’ve done enough to show them I’m a good guy on and off the field, and that I’ve done everything positive up until this point to prove that I’m somebody that the organization will want to keep around for a long time. I’m positive things will come around and a positive outcome will come out of all this.”
Cruz acknowledged that there had been a stall in talks between his agents and the Giants, but he doesn’t seem concerned about that.
“It got tabled for a couple weeks, mainly because of the two sides agreeing to disagree at the same time,” Cruz said. “So it had been tabled for a couple weeks, but now that the season’s over and the statistics are what they are, I think we’re going to get back and pick up the pen again and see what we can do.”
Cruz, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent and signed a three-year, league-minimum contract in 2010, has been one of the most underpaid players in the league over the last two years. But if he’s upset about his status as one of the most underpaid players in the league, he’s not letting on.