Blair reluctant to leave Broncos as salary cap bites
BRONCOS enforcer Adam Blair has revealed that he does not want to leave the club, but may have no other choice because of the salary cap squeeze.
Brisbane confirmed last week that their star prop had been given permission to consider offers from other clubs, despite the fact he is contrac- ted to the Broncos end of next season.
With teams like the Warriors and Dragons both interested in Blair’s services for the future, the Kiwi captain has been weighing up his options for the future.
It is understood the Broncos have given him some idea of what kind of contract he could expect from the club if he until the stayed on to play in 2019, but it is not a deal that is worth much because of the number of players they have already resigned.
Blair, a father of two, says while he loves the Broncos and their culture, he has to do what is best for his family.
“This is a great club and I’ve said all along that I don’t want to leave,” Blair said.
“There’s some good players here and some great staff.
“But there’s a cap and they can only spend what they can afford.
“They’ve given me an opportunity to go out there and have a look around. They’re doing a good thing by me. At the same time they don’t want me to go.
“I don’t want to go but that’s what the cap does players sometimes.”
The 31- year- old said he had not even considered retirement and that is why his next move was so important.
If he was to stay, he could be looking at finishing his career at the end of 2019.
If he chose to move on, he could secure himself a three or four- year deal elsewhere. to some