New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz may not have won the Madden 13 cover vote, but he'll still be breaking out the salsa dance following each touchdown reception in the game … and now is your chance to get a sneak peak at it. EA Sports released a preview video featuring Cruz and the salsa on Monday and Giants 101 has it. Enjoy.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson beat out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in a bracket-style format voted on by fans to appear on the Madden 13 cover. Cruz, meanwhile, was eliminated in round three, falling to San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis 55% to 45%.
The loss, which saw many Big Blue fans voting against him in fear of the cover jinx, cost Cruz a significant pay day. The third-year wideout would have received a check for more than $200,000 for appearing on the cover, or roughly 50% of his 2011 base salary ($405,000).
Cruz set a Giants franchise record last season with 1,536 yards on 82 receptions. He added nine touchdowns.
His production at such a low base salary earned him 2011 VIZIO’s Top Value Performer honors, beating out several players including New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
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