New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz emerged from a relative spot known as nowhere to become one of the NFL's most feared wideouts and help lead the Giants to a Super Bowl title. Now, Cruz wants to be paid accordingly.
The NFL King of Salsa said he does not want to ruffle feathers within the organization, but admitted that he would like a contract extension. He wants a deal more lucrative than the current one that paid him $450,000 this season, or roughly $5.05 million less than Chad Ochocinco made with the New England Patriots.
"I think I was paid, you know, relative to where I came in this year and, you know, I came in as a free agent so that's the salary I was on, so I don't feel like I was underpaid," Cruz said on Pro Football Talk Live. "I mean, I feel like after my performance this year, you know, I feel like I deserve to be paid more money at this point. But that's something I'll let my agents and those people take care of and I'll just go out there and play the game."