Parramatta's worst nightmare is coming to fruition as both their starting halves, who carried the club to a Grand Final this year, are both free to negotiate with rival clubs, and are rapidly becoming the talk of the NRL recruitment town.
Word broke last week that the Dolphins were ready to offer Brown $1 million or more per season to attract the 22 year-old above the border, while the Wests Tigers are scheming to get Mitchell Moses back home effective immediately.
There was little doubt that the pair would attract a host of interest from other clubs, however Brown's management has confirmed to WWOS just how popular the New Zealander is among opposition recruiters.
“There are eight or nine clubs after Dylan so there is a lot to consider,” Gavin Orr told WWOS.
“He will just sit back and see how things go over the next few weeks and months.”
Losing their young five-eighth would be disastrous for Parramatta after they farewelled the likes of Isaiah Papalii, Reed Mahoney, Ray Stone, Marata Niukore, Tom Opacic and Oregon Kaufusi days after their Grand Final heartbreak.
It's unlikely that Brown will sign a new deal until the New Year with his contract value set to only go up following a Grand Final appearance and a strong World Cup campaign, it's becoming more and more unlikely that the Eels will retain both halves heading into 2024.