It looks like it’s down to a race between two.
Bird could reportedly earn close to a million dollars a season at Newcastle and it would appear that’s too rich for Parramatta’s blood.
There’s also the small matter that Bird wishes to play in the spine full-time. Bevan French is a future star at fullback, and Corey Norman is the Eels’ best player, which only leaves five-eighth as a viable spot for him at Parramatta.
And with all due respect to Jack Bird, he’s not even close to being the best half available to Sydney teams any more.