At perhaps every turn, Victor Cruz has made the right choice and said the right thing as he waits for a new contract from the New York Giants.
The wide receiver remains upbeat and positive about the situation and it is clear he is hopeful a resolution falls into place this offseason after a second standout year for him.
“I consider myself as a pretty high priority in the Giants organization right now,” Cruz said, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Hopefully they feel the same way, and we can get to an agreement.”
The Giants don’t have to make a move with Cruz, who will be a restricted free agent, but many believe they are going to work to sign him for the long haul.
“I'm not getting antsy at all, I’m just waiting my time,” Cruz said. “I know the Giants have a lot of decisions to make as far as all the other free agents we have, so I'm just being patient. I know they have to come around at some point.
“I have no idea what they’re thinking and what they want to do. I have no response to (the possibility of a one-year RFA tender) right now. I'm just worried about them coming together and coming to any type of decision. I have no feeling whether I want to be tendered, how I feel about it. Either way I just want to come to an agreement where something will keep me in New York.”
Cruz continues to remain upbeat and positive as he waits for a negotiation to unfold. He’s been professional every step of the way. Perhaps he will be rewarded in the near future.
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