Brodie Croft has played 22 games for the Melbourne Storm in the 2019 season, scoring 5 tries, getting 5 try assists and 2 line break assists.
However, it seems Brodie Croft’s time at the Melbourne Storm may be coming to an abrupt end, with the halfback not being selected in the Storm’s 17 for nearly a whole month now.
Multiple reports are stating that Croft “will be signing” with the Brisbane Broncos once they free up salary cap space by releasing players, with Croft reportedly seen exiting a Sydney cafe with Broncos coach Anthony Seibold. The Broncos are desperate for a half and honestly, Croft will likely not improve the Broncos situation.
The Broncos need a half that can control play and someone to take the pressure off and mentor teenage halfback Tom Dearden. Croft will likely not be able to do any of these things.
This season Cameron Munster has been the primary “controller” of the Storm, and with Croft displaying an inability to direct his side and control play whatsoever, Cameron Smith has been forced at times to come out of his hooking role and play as a third half. This is the likely reason Croft has been dropped lately, so why would the Broncos sign a half that has displayed an incapability to control a side when they are desperate for a controlling half?
If Croft were to go to Brisbane, Tom Dearden would likely still be the controlling half, a role that he is too inexperienced for. Croft is also only 22 years of age and 2019 was his second full season in the NRL, definitely not qualifies of someone who should be mentoring teenage half Tom Dearden.