Broncos captain Adam Reynolds will reportedly push back his planned retirement and sign a one-year contract extension to play on in 2025.
Reynolds’ current three-year contract expires at the end of the 2024 season, but the club has now opened talks with his management over a fresh deal to keep the 33-year-old at Red Hill for one more year.
According to News Corp, Reynolds is even willing to take a pay cut on his current $800,000 salary in order to help the club lock in young backline stars Reece Walsh and Ezra Mam.
Mam comes off contract after 2024 but is expected to sign a long-term deal that News Corp claims will triple his current $250,000 per season salary.
Reynolds’ manager Steve Gillis told News Corp there was no rush on securing a deal: “He’s happy at the Broncos and won’t be going anywhere else, so we’ll get the deal done in time.”
The veteran halfback played a key role in guiding the Broncos to the grand final, while he has been widely praised for his leadership of the club’s array of young talent including Walsh and Mam.
Crucially, Reynolds is expected to move into a coaching position at the club once he retires from playing.
Under NRL rules, a percentage of Reynolds’ salary in his final year would not count towards the club’s cap.
“I know Adam is very settled there and that’s the plan – for him to find another role at the club,” Gillis said.
“He loves Brisbane and his partner and kids are settled.”
News Corp also reports that former Maroons winger Corey Oates has inked a one-year deal to remain with the Broncos in 2024, after an injury-hampered 2023.