Veteran Victor Cruz Retires from NFL; Joins ESPN as an Analyst

Updated On 22 Aug, 2018 Published On

The 31 years' old veteran NFL wide receiver, Victor Cruz announces his retirement from his footballing career on Tuesday, August 21, and is set to join the ESPN as an analyst. 

The former New York Giants receiver announced about his retirement or say, life after football, on Tuesday in a video with the UNINTERRUPTED YouTube Channel after seven long years of his service in the league. 

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Following the departure from his club, Victor is set to start working as an NFL analyst for the ESPN starting Wednesday, August 22

It's a tremendous chapter to close but I'm excited to close that one and open a new chapter and join the media world in ESPN. 

The athlete also went on to say, 

I'm excited for the future, I'm excited for the next chapter, I'm excited for you all to be a part of this with me. 

YouTube: Victor Cruz announces retirement from New York Giants

Victor said in a statement, 

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. 

Furthermore, he also said, 

I'm excited to get started and share my insight and analysis with the viewers and fans of the NFL. 

Cruz was one of the most loved athletes for the New York Giants fans since his transfer to the club in 2010. During his 6 years (2010-2016) long tenure at the club, he made over 303 passes 4549 yards and 25 touchdowns. 



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While Cruz was having a good time in his career, injuries derailed his career in the 2014 season where he suffered a torn patellar tendon ruling him out of the team for as long as two seasons. He had a good game in 2016, but before the season ended on February 13, 2017, he was released by the Giants. 

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On May 25, 2017, Victor became a part of Chicago Bears and after September 2, 2017, he tolled as a free agent. 

CAPTION: Victor Cruz while on Chicago Bears SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

With so much success on-field, the athlete has also got the same fate in his off-field life. He is the founder of his clothing line, Young Whales. He also has an NY Times bestseller autobiographical book Out of the Blue

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From today, Wednesday, August 22, Victor Cruz has officially entered the media field with his entrance to the ESPN as an NFL analyst.