Roddy White knows well what it is like to have a breakout year and then become the focus of opposing defenses the next season. With that experience, White is predicting a much tougher go of it for the New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz starting next season.
Cruz essentially came out of nowhere to lead the Giants with 82 receptions and over 1,500 yards to go with nine touchdowns this season. Those numbers put him in line for a hefty pay raise before next season.
White held out in 2009 after topping the 1,200 yard mark twice and eventually signed a deal worth $48 million. White calls himself a fan of Cruz and thinks he is in line for a big pay raise.
"Any time you put out those kinds of numbers, he's going to be in for a really good pay day, but he deserves it," White said. "Any guy that goes out there and puts up 1,500 yards, that's remarkable. That's one of the nicest seasons you can have so I think the Giants should pay him."