Brisbane Broncos

Kevin Walters speaks on the Mam and Reynolds contract dispute.

Coach Kevin Walters of the Brisbane Broncos has spoken about the contract status of Adam Reynolds and Ezra Mam, the team’s starting duo for the Grand Final halves.

The duo’s contract expires at the end of the 2024 campaign, and since November 1st, they have been free to engage in negotiations with opposing teams.

According to The Courier Mail, Kevin Walters disclosed that the team hopes to finalize the agreement with Ezra Mam by Christmas, setting up a multimillion-dollar upgraded deal.

Coming off of his finest NRL season, the Dally M five-eighth of the year has established himself as a marquee player and the league’s top star.

Although the Broncos want to sign Mam as soon as possible, captain Adam Reynolds’ extension has not yet been finalized.

But according to the article, he will sign a one-year contract extension to play for the Broncos one last time.

If a deal for Mam was close, Walters responded, “I think so, he is a big part of our future and we’d love him to stay,” according to The Courier Mail.

“There will definitely be a lot of clubs pursuing him.” We think things will work out okay; we’re currently negotiating with him and his manager.

“He is back in the gym after getting a good night’s sleep. He’s excited for us to have another successful season.

“He’s a little bit heavier which is good. He’s put on a bit of bulk and carrying it well.

“He showed his skills in the last month of football for someone so young. The future is really bright for Ezra and the Broncos.”

The announcement follows The Courier Mail’s report that the Dolphins, the Broncos’ rivals, have formally entered the competition for the star playmaker.

This comes after the team attempted, but was unable, to make a big play for Melbourne Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster, offering him roughly $1.5 million a season. Additionally, the club stole Herbie Farnworth and Thomas Flegler from Red Hill.

Bennett told The Courier Mail, “He was the best player on the ground in the grand final.”

Our interest would be piqued if he were to become available for purchase.

“Ezra is a good player, but we have four halves that can play there. He has a lot going for him.

“For a guy like Ezra, there’s probably eight other clubs too who are keen, so it does become challenging to get a guy like that. But if he is available, we’ll be in the mix.

“We’ve signed three or four guys from the Broncos. I’m not looking at what club a guy is at, I’m just looking at whether a player has the qualities we need and Ezra can certainly add something to us.”

Inconsistencies, injuries, suspensions, and their younger players being put to the test with more game time than they had ever played in caused The Dolphins to fade by the end of the season, despite a stellar start to their inaugural NFL season.

Alan Milford and Kodi Nikorima are among the Dolphins’ roster additions, but Sean O’Sullivan and Isaiya Katoa will be their starting halves come 2024.

The club is expected to release roughly $3 million in salary cap space at the conclusion of the 2024 season due to the fact that 12 players will be off-contract.

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