In light of the Roosters downgrading their contract offer to Blake Ferguson to one year, Ferguson could have been forgiven for looking elsewhere. That’s apparently not the case however, with Ferguson tipped to accept the downgraded offer, in the hope of getting a better offer from the Roosters next year.
According to a WWOS report, Ferguson has reportedly accepted the club’s one-year offer, despite having received at least one long-term offer elsewhere.
The report suggests that Ferguson has opted to stay on due a feeling of indebtedness to the Bondi-based club, however it’s entirely likely that in light of his recent bad publicity, he feels his value is at an all-time low, and he’d be better served taking a short-term offer, and going to market in 12 months time, when it’s all blown over.
Either way, the result’s the same – Ferguson appears likely to remain at the Roosters in 2018.
Ferguson has played 157 first grade games for the Roosters, Raiders and Sharks, 7 Origins for New South Wales, and 7 Tests for Australia.
He’s #15 on The Obstruction Rule’s Free Agent Top 100.