Victor Cruz could be a nice weapon for Brock Osweiler.
Yes, I know the Houston Texans already have Braxton Miller to play the slot.
But would it really wouldn’t hurt the Texans to sign Cruz and have Miller learn from a veteran that’s proven himself in the NFL and knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl?
I love the Texans young receivers, but a veteran like Cruz would be very valuable. He came out of no where as an undrafted free agent out of UMass and became an NFL star. He knows what it takes to be great.
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As Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com points out, Texans’ quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan coached Cruz during his time with the New York Giants as their wide receivers coach from 2010-11.
Cruz didn’t have a great season for the Giants in 2016. But a big part of that was the fact that he was playing on the out of position. Instead of playing in the slot where he made a name for himself before tearing up his knee in 2014, he was moved outside and clearly wasn’t the same player.
Cruz does seem to have lost a step, but he has enough of a burst that he can get enough separation to make plays as a slot receiver.
Cruz hauled in 39 receptions for 586 yards and one touchdown as quarterback Eli Manning’s third option in the passing game this past season.
Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Should the Texans think about signing Cruz?