Yesterday, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz received a $2.879 million, 1-year tender. The amount is the biggest tender for a restricted free agent, but obviously not what the star WR is looking for after outperforming a rookie 3-year, $1.1215 million deal.
Besides thinking about the tender, Cruz was busy securing new representation. According to Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports, Cruz is now represented by Tom Condon at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Condon becomes Cruz’s third agent in as many years.
Victor Cruz was originally represented by Abu Toppin of Reliance Sports Management (RSM). He left Toppin and signed with Malik Shareef and Rodney Thomas of Dimensional Sports, Inc. (DSI)., while also hiring IMG Worldwide to handle his off-the-field opportunities. That was almost exactly a year ago. After a year of representing Cruz and negotiating no contracts for him in that span (which is the way agents make their money), Shareef is left behind for Condon. Tough business.