Oates, who is off-contract at the end of the year, has been linked with a move to the Dolphins, but recently stated he would prefer to remain at the Broncos, where it's believed he wants to become a one-club player.
The winger, who is putting together a season of form which can only be described as career-best, has been included in Queensland's Origin squad ahead of Game 2 in Perth after Xavier Coates was injured in Game 1.
While he isn't in the final 17, the call up is a reward for consistency, where he has been part of Brisbane's dramatic rise into the top four.
News Corp are reporting that Oates was on the outer at the club ahead of the season getting underway, but is now back on the agenda to have a new contract thrown his way for 2023.
The veteran winger however would likely have to take a pay cut, believed to be in the range of around $200,000 per season to remain at the Broncos, something it has been reported he is willing to do.
Already with 184 NRL games under his belt at the age of 27, Oates has scored 12 tries in 14 games this year to go with 46 tackle breaks, 12 line breaks and 178 metres per game with the ball in hand.
Having come off a failed transition to the second row, Oates' return to the wing has seen him capitalise on the immense potential he showed early in his career, where he scored 66 tries in a four-year stretch between 2015 and 2018.