Mark Bickley Names Adelaide And PAFC’s Next “Million Dollar Men”

Feb 20, 2020

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Following news nine AFL players earned more than $1 million in the 2019 AFL season, FIVEaa’s Rowey and Bicks cast their eyes over the two local teams to see who the next big earners from both clubs could be…

Mark Bickley said Port Adelaide have “an obvious one”.

Connor Rozee. He is not far away from -- if I was Port -- offering him a long term deal. We talked about Brodie Grundy, six and seven years. I’d be just about happy to put at least five in front of [Rozee].”

Meanwhile Bicks said Brad Crouch was potentially Adelaide’s next big earner if he could reproduce the form that saw him win the club’s 2019 best and fairest award.

“He is the most obvious one,” Bicks said. “He’s had one cracking year last year, and let’s be honest, it was a down year for the club so I’d like to see him be able to reproduce that.”

Chayce Jones has lots of big tags on him so his earning potential could be fantastic if he has a coupe of good years. He might be a chance but other than that it looks a bit lean.”

On Wednesday it was reported the league’s top earners were Dustin Martin, Nat Fyfe, Jeremy McGovern, Jeremy Cameron, Lance Franklin, Josh Kelly, Scott Pendlebury and Patrick Dangerfield -- while Marcus Bontempelli, Andrew Gaff and Patrick Cripps were also named in the list of players “in or near the million-dollar club” [source: afl.com.au].

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