BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01: Ash Taylor of the Titans passes the ball during the round four NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

At one point in time, young Ashley Taylor was the talk of the town.

His brilliant rookie season forced the Titans and Broncos into a bidding war that saw the former offer a mega-money, long-term contract to pin down their future superstar.

Much has been made of the million-per-season deal. Every performance since has been judged against the eye-watering offer that was tabled and taken.

I think it's fair to say that Taylor has hugely underdelivered. He has failed to live up to the promise he showed in his Rookie of the Year award-winning season.

Taylor has spent the past two seasons trying to rebuild a career that may become an example of talent and potential wasted.

He's gone from a seven-figure star to largely unwanted, and remains off-contract despite being just one game (for his side) away from the finals series.

I still believe there is a footballer in Taylor. A good one at that. I don't think I'm alone there.

Taylor has a lot to give... but where? Released from the Titans, it certainly won't be there anymore, but there is still a future for the former million-dollar man in the NRL.

We take a look at four options for Ash Taylor in 2022. Where will he play his footy next season? Let us know below.


1. Super League

Ash Taylor is 26. He has over 100 games of NRL on his resume. He was, at one time, an elite level playmaker.

That sure sounds a lot like the list of players who moved to the UK to prove themselves. To re-invent themselves.

We saw Jackson Hastings head over and become a star at Salford and then Wigan. This despite an NRL career that never hit the heights of Taylor's.

Blake Austin and Josh Reynolds kickstarted their careers with a move to England. What's to say Taylor wouldn't head over there and shine?

The salary cap looks as though it will, again, be slashed, while COVID and international travel restrictions will all have to be taken into account, but I have no doubt in the world that Taylor would become a big deal very quickly in the Super League.

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SALFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Jackson Hastings of Salford Red Devils celebrates scoring his try with his teammates during the Betfred Super League match between Salford Red Devils and London Broncos at AJ Bell Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Salford, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)