After signing a mega contract extension that will keep him at the Broncos until 2029, Ezra Mam has urged the club to extend halves partner Adam Reynolds' contract for as long as possible. Mam's huge five-year deal will reportedly see the 21-year-old receive upwards of $4 million, with the long-term futures of Reece Walsh and Reynolds Brisbane's next focus.
The Broncos confirmed Mam's extension, releasing a statement on Tuesday morning, accompanied by a social media post captioned: "He's our Mam. Ezra extends until 2029." Initial reports suggested the deal for Mam was worth around $3 million dollars but The Courier Mail reports the contract is worth more than $4 million.
The deal will see the 21-year-old's salary triple as he was earning just $250,000 a year in his breakout 2023 season. Fresh off securing a new contract, Mam has urged his side to lock down club veteran Reynolds, who the explosive five-eighth sees as a crucial player in the club's hunt for its first premiership since 2006. Reports suggest Reynolds is close to signing on the dotted line for another season but Mam hopes he can pen a deal for even longer.
"I'd like to see him sign on as long as he can, as long as his legs work," Mam said. "He has been very good for me in my learning the last couple of years. Having him as a mentor in my career has been very helpful and I can see my game developing even more because of a player like him.
"That loyalty the club has showed me made the decision (to extend his contract) very easy. I’m happy to spend a lot more time at the Broncos. There's a big future here at the club with all the young boys coming through. Hopefully, we can put it together and with people like ‘Reyno’ at the club as well, he can guide us in the years ahead."
Kevin Walters believes Ezra Mam can help the club challenge for premierships
Kevin Walters believes Mam has only "scratched the surface" after signing a lucrative extension. The Broncos coach is confident the explosive five-eighth and the side's young spine can help the club challenge for titles for many years to come.
"Ezra is a born-and-bred Bronco and it’s great that he is staying where he belongs," Walters said. "He is an exciting player but he also likes to get in there and do the tough stuff and to do what needs to be done for his team. We have only scratched the surface on what Ez can do – we’ll keep on working with him to improve his game and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together over the years ahead."
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