If Victor Cruz had his way, he’d be putting on his old No. 80 jersey for the New York Giants on Sunday night against Denver.
Victor Cruz wants to play for the New York Giants again.
During his Uninterrupted podcast “The Victor Cruz Show”, Cruz said that he believes “one thousand percent” that he would be able to help the Giants. He also can’t believe that the Giants haven’t reached out to him about a reunion.
“I’ve been literally thinking to myself of reasons why they wouldn’t [reach out] and I can’t think of any,” he said per Tom Rock of Newsday.
He added, “Can I paint a picture for you? Can you imagine, if I get a phone call from the New York Giants and I go back out there wearing the number 80 in blue and I get in that end zone one more time? Do you understand? I can already hear the deafening screams from the crowd. Already, I can hear it.’’
While the former receiver believes he should have another shot with Big Blue, the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual.
“To my knowledge, he is not an option, but never say never,” coach Ben McAdoo told reporters, including Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, earlier this week.
Cruz, who was released by the Giants in the offseason, had 303 catches, 4,549 yards, and 25 touchdowns with Big Blue. He isn’t the only veteran receiver looking to help out, as Terrell Owens has said that he wants to play for the Giants.
The Giants need help with receivers after losing Odell Beckham Jr, Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris and Sterling Shepard to injury. They have signed Tavarres King and promoted Travis Rudolph and Ed Eagan from the practice squad.