Today Victor Cruz and the Chicago Bears were able to complete their transaction by waiving quarterback Connor Shaw. This will be Cruz’s second team in a career that started fast in preseason with the New York Giant in 2010 as an undrafted free agent before going down with a hamstring injury that placed him on IR. Cruz would then come back in 2011 to haul in 82 receptions and producing 1,536 yards and 9 touchdowns and also winning Super Bowl XLVI over the New England Patriots. After that stellar season, Cruz was able to make an impact in 2012 playing in all 16 games, but that would be the last complete season Cruz would have. It has been an up hill battle riddled with injuries since 2013 and Cruz was released by the Giants on February 13, 2017. Cruz will be asked to play the slot receiver position with sub par options at quarterback throwing him the ball. It seems extremely slim that Cruz will have the success he had in New York. However, I’m holding out hope that we will get to see that salsa dance in the windy city.
***Due to the injury of Mark Sanchez, Connor Shaw has been retained by the Bears***