Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wants to sign a one-day contract and retire with Big Blue.
In light of the New York Giants number one receiver signing a huge contract extension, a former Big Blue receiver is making headlines as well. On Tuesday at a Fantasy Draft with the Boys and Girls Club of America, Victor Cruz spoke to Tyler Henry of Giants Wire on his retirement plans. Cruz, of course, announced his official retirement from the NFL on Aug. 21. On his exact plans for what’s next, Cruz made it known he wants to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Giant.
“I want to sign a one-day contract with the Giants and retire a Giant,” Cruz told Henry. “Anything else [would be unfulfilling]. It’s just a matter of doing the due-diligence and going through that process of how it works.”
Cruz became a fan favorite very early on during his time in New York. He initially came out of college as an undrafted free agent from UMass. Within two seasons, he had become a prominent receiver, a Super Bowl champ, and the pioneer of the salsa dance celebration in football.
However, multiple injuries throughout the years caused Cruz to miss a lot of time on the field for a number of years. After he became healthy, he simply wasn’t the same player and athlete he once was. His reputation in New York though remained great and always will for years to come.
Cruz currently has not reached out to the Giants organization to work out arrangements for his retirement. Although, it seems the former standout receiver is being patient and letting the right time come.
Since officially retiring last week, it was announced Cruz would join ESPN as an analyst. The future seems bright for the former NFL star. Fans just have to wait and hope his arrangements to retire as a Giant will all work out soon enough.