Dylan Napa. Former Origin star, former premiership winner.

It now looks very likely the former feared enforcer may enter 2022 without a contract.

I've been watching highlights of Napa in preparation for this and I can't believe we're even talking about the possibility he isn't being courted for next season.

That said, most of the highlights came before his move to the Bulldogs. Regardless of the outcome of contract discussions, it looks as though Napa will regret the decision to wear blue and white.

With all due respect to the current Dogs set up, they've dragged many former stars down to their level.

There's a real footballer left in Dylan Napa. He's not even 30. He's only two seasons removed from Origin football.

Surely there's a destination for the former Origin mainstay. We look at five possible options for 2022:

3. St George Illawarra Dragons

The Dragons have shown their willingness to sign former Origin players during the 2021 season.

Andrew McCullough and Josh McGuire come to mind. George Burgess, a former great of the game, has also been added to the 2022 roster.

A quick look at that Dragons pack and bench doesn't fill me with the greatest of confidence. I could mount a case that Napa would improve it.

I can't see Napa demanding a big pay packet. His current form doesn't allow him the negotiating power to do so.

The Dragons could very easily scoop him up on a basement, one-year deal and play him from the bench.

Truthfully the Dragons should be focusing on their young talent and looking to sign younger players but tell me Napa doesn't suit the Anthony Griffin player perfectly.

Big, aggressive, former Origin player.

Think I've just talked myself into placing the Dragons as favourites.