- Jun 15, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
Aha, you may be right. So, the clock starts ticking on free agency in your first year, whether it's on the rookie or senior list.I think it was more than his last deal was a 3 year deal, so he went from a 7 year player (out of contract non-FA) to a 10 year player (restricted FA). Free agency opens at 8 years
What a pointless exercise generating that list is, especially in the age of FA where players generally don’t re-sign or choose to leave until the final year of their contract. Doedee will be another to add to that list soon enough and I’m sure many others will follow.The players currently contracted to us for the 2023 season and beyond. So a full two seasons away
Rory Laird - 4 more years from start of 2023
Wayne Milera - 3 more years
Brodie Smith - 2 more years
Luke Brown - 1 more year
Rory Sloane - 1 more year
Chayce Jones - 1 more year
Harry Schoenberg - 1 more year
Aside from the two young guys at the bottom of the list, it just isn't a very exciting list to be honest
Which we already started with Hately last year and obviously Rankine/Luko are the big targets over the next couple. Good thing about last year is that we drafted the best local and also a couple of other very highly rated ones too.It doesn’t necessarily mean you lose players, it can impact on players coming in.
We should absolutely be looking to bring young players back now.
It really makes little difference, it's obvious his management had 5 year deals on the table from other AFL clubs...so it was either sign him for 5 or he walks.Aha, you may be right. So, the clock starts ticking on free agency in your first year, whether it's on the rookie or senior list.
Oh for sure - just trying to clarify the technicalities of the situation, I thought "8 years" meant it started in 2013, but as Scorpus pointed out, he actually passed 8 years (from rookie draft) a couple of years ago but had already signed another contract.It really makes little difference, it's obvious his management had 5 year deals on the table from other AFL clubs...so it was either sign him for 5 or he walks.
It's what Free Agency has done to the league. Guys hitting their first FA at 26-28 years old, free to go wherever they like, of course they're gonna go for the biggest deal they can, it'll be the last time they can get one.Whats with the 5 year deals for guys of his age???
This is really a six year deal though, not many players get a contract through until 33 unless they are absolute guns.If you're a dual AA before you hit free agency you will get at least a 5 year deal, weather it's your original club or a different one, 3 year deals for star players approaching free agency will pretty much be obsolete now.
This will be league wide, not just something the AFC will deal with.