By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former National Football League wide receiver Victor Cruz has retired on Tuesday. The 31-year-old spent his entire career with the New York Giants.
“As I officially close one chapter of my life and begin another, I could not be more thrilled to join another championship team at ESPN,” Cruz said in a statement. “I’m excited to get started and share my insight and analysis with the viewers and fans of the NFL.”
Cruz will now join ESPN as an NFL Analyst. He will make his debut on Wednesday with the World Wide Leader in Sports.
He signed with the Chicago Bears in May 2017. However, he did not make the active roster and was released on September 2nd.
The Paterson, New Jersey spent six seasons with the Giants. He appeared in 70 games, including 53 starts. He had 303 receptions for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns.
During a three-year stretch from 2011 through 2013, he was a star for the Giants. He had 241 receptions for 3,626 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The longest play of his career was a 99-yard reception during the 2011 season.
During the 2011 season, he played in four playoff games en route to their Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots. He had 21 receptions for 269 yards and a touchdown.
He also played in the Giants 2016 playoff game. He had three receptions for 30 yards.
Injuries caused Cruz to retire.