Well, that was just the beginning of a long and successful career for the New Jersey native.
Only one year after scorching the Jets for 145-yards and three touchdowns, Cruz went on to lead the Giants to the Super Bowl. And if you are a confused Jets' fan that stumbled upon this article, Eli Manning and Cruz led the team to their second Super Bowl victory in five years.
In 2011, the salsa man racked up a staggering 1,536-yards and nine touchdowns, one of which went for 99 yards (I was at the game, it was unreal).
There's no doubt that Cruz has had a formidable career, and his salsa dance will forever be ingrained in the history of MetLife. But, after being released this offseason by Big Blue, Cruz is on the hunt for a new gig.
Apparently, Hollywood is his next destination.
Cruz stated on an interview hosted by HOT 97 radio, "Next stage of my career, I wanna be out here in Hollywood doing my thing. But I want to do it the right way, I don't want to be cheesy and do some things that are out of my character, I want to do it the right way, and be aligned with the right people.
If that't not a classic Cruz response, I don't know what is.
Victor always brought pure class and exceptional manners to the table when in the spotlight.
On the field he was passionate, and off the field he was a gentleman. What more can you ask of a star receiver? Maybe, Odell Beckham Jr. could learn a thing or two from the seasoned veteran.
In week six of the regular season, Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon against the Philadelphia Eagles while attempting to make a leaping catch in the back of the endzone.
This subsequently began a spiral of unfortunate injuries leading to the demise and collapse of Cruz's career.
Although, he made a valiant comeback and earned a starting role on the offense in 2016, it wasn't enough to keep the Giants icon from hitting the waiver wire.
But, nonetheless time goes on, and Cruz seems to have his future figured out.
Hopefully, we will get to see him in a few movies down the road!