Bird Departs Broncos

The Broncos career of half, hooker, centre, wing and fullback option Jack Bird has come to an end, with the player being granted an immediate release from his contract to join the St George Dragons.

A high priced recruit from the Cronulla Sharks, Bird had a horrific three seasons at the Broncos with injuries decimating his impact on the field.

In terms of his comparative value to the squad:

  • Bird ranked 10th out of the Broncos’ 10 half and hooking options in 2020
  • Bird ranked 11th out of the Broncos’ 13 centre and wing options in 2020.
  • Bird ranked 7th out of the Broncos’ 17 fullback options in 2020.

While I was hoping the Broncos would retain Bird as a fullback option and given his positional versatility, his proposed retention was more for depth purposes than as a starter. That said, given the estimate $950,000 in salary cap space Bird was occupying and his lack of on field performances over the past three seasons, it is understandable why the Broncos have severed ties now with the player.


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