The York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has made a name for himself with the New York Giants over the past three seasons, playing a big role in bringing a fourth Super Bowl trophy to the franchise at the end of the 2011 season.
He has set franchise records and made Pro Bowl and All-Pro team squads. Yet he was not even thought of enough to be drafted coming out of the 2010 draft class. He made the most of his opportunities in his first preseason, then put a stranglehold on a starting receiver spot this season.
Now he is a restricted free agent, and the Giants find themselves in the same situation with Cruz as the Pittsburgh Steelers did with Mike Wallace last year. Will the results be different? Can the Giants work out a long-term deal with their most lucrative offensive weapon? Check out the list to see how the team found themselves in this situation.