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:
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.