Pro Bowler Cruz Signed 5-Year Contract On Monday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Victor Cruz joined Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon after signing a five-year, $43 million contract on Monday, committing his long-term future to the New York Giants.


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“I’m more than happy with my contract,” Cruz explained. “More than happy with the fact that I’m staying in New York for a very long time, more than happy for my family that they get to see me each and every week. I’m ecstatic.”

Cruz has become a true fan-favorite as fans inside MetLife Stadium join in the salsa dancing when Cruz scores a touchdown. The Paterson, N.J. native is one of the more popular giants.

He’s grateful to remain in the area and eager to repay the faith of Giants fans.

“At the end of the day, I wanted to stay in New York City,” Cruz stated. “This is where I’m from, this is where I grew up. This is where the fans have taken to liking to me. I have nothing but gratitude to show for that. To repay them, to repay my family and myself, I wanted to stay here.”

Mike Francesa thinks the Giants’ offense is capable of doing great things in 2013.

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“The Giants have a chance to be very explosive,” Francesa said. “They have obviously a All-Star quarterback, they have two very explosive wide receivers, maybe three — but at least two, and they have a very explosive kid now in the backfield.”


Cruz thinks health will play a big part in how far the Giants go next season.

“Once we’re all healthy and moving on the same page, we’re a tough team to stop,” Cruz stated.

Cruz and the Giants are out to prove they’re ready for a big bounce-back year once the 2013 season gets underway.

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