New York Giants Quarterback will look to change his contract if it means that Victor Cruz will return next year.
Quarterback Eli Manning has offered to re-negotiate his contract if it means the team will keep wide receiver Victor Cruz for the 2013 season.
With Cruz a restricted free agent (other teams can sign the player, but must give New York two first round draft picks in return) the franchise must agree to a contract soon, or Cruz will walk away next Summer.
If the concern is with his salary cap, then the issue may be resolved soon, as Eli Manning has stated that he will re-negotiate his contract in order to free cap space.
When asked about this on Wednesday, Manning told the New York Times: “That’s kind of up to the Giants and what they want to do.”
“I’m always up for listening and doing what’s best for the team.”
Victor Cruz was Eli’s favourite target in 2012, as he totaled 10 touchdowns and 1,092 receiving yards for the season.
While it is likely that Cruz will come to a long-term deal with the Giants, it has been rumoured that other teams have been interested in the emerging receiver, particularly the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts were at one point negotiating a deal with the 26 year-old, but the move fell through. Whilst the deal never materialised, it is a concern for the New York Giants front office that teams are coming close to signing an integral piece of their offence.
They should heed the words of their Quarterback, and look to make the deal soon, as it will certainly solidify the long-term success for the offensive unit run by Manning.