For a while, there was nothing better than watching Eli Manning and Victor Cruz make plays together for the NY Giants. When Cruz was healthy, he was no question one of the best wide receivers in the game. He was also the salsa king on the gridiron, as no one could top his dancing after a touchdown.
Now that the two are retired, it looks like they’re ready to keep their friendship going on Twitter and that’s great news for the NY supporters. The two relived their glory days online recently, breaking down a 77-yard game-winning touchdown from 2012 against Washington. The exchange is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Eli Manning and Victor Cruz will always be NY Giants legends
Watching that highlight is one thing, but then seeing Manning show Cruz love like this only added to it. The cherry on top? Cruz breaking down the play himself and then dropping the epic line about how he had his salsa dancing on his mind. This really is a blast from the past and it reminds fans of a simpler, happier time.
Cruz’s career didn’t end as planned, with injuries really bringing him down late. That didn’t prevent him from leaving his mark on the team, though, as Cruz was a dominant force in the NFC East for multiple years. No one has forgotten about his unreal 2011 where he posted 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns.
That season was glorious for the Giants as a whole, as the team stunned the world by going on to win the Super Bowl. On Feb. 5, 2012, the G-Men danced with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for a second time with the Lombardi Trophy on the line. In dramatic fashion, New York was able to record its 21-17 win.
It was the first Super Bowl triumph for Cruz and the second for Manning, as he previously beat Brady and the Pats for the glory. Moving forward, Cruz and Manning will be ready to support Big Blue and hope that the new regime can make a huge difference. There’s some excitement with so many new faces on the roster, of course including Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal.
Things aren’t going to change overnight, but people also aren’t expecting another 4-13 campaign to be recorded in 2022. Soon enough, the feeling is this team will look like its old self. Few people will be happier to see that than Manning and Cruz.