Going into the 2015 NFL season, there were many question marks surrounding Pro Bowl wide out Victor Cruz. In November of 2014, he suffered a devastating knee injury that sidelined him for the remainder of that season. He followed things up by missing the entire 2015 season with a calf injury. Cruz was scheduled to make $7.9 million in 2016 but due to a drastic pay cut, he will earn $1.3 million.
The catch though (pun intended), is that if he can remain on the field and produce a certain amount, the incentives can boost his salary to $5.5 million. The extra cap space helped the Giants make offseason moves such as signing defensive end Olivier Vernon and cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Cruz took to his social media and posted a photo of himself in front of the New York Giants facility with the caption “Once a Giant always a Giant. See you in September.”