Milford's time in Brisbane ended in ugly fashion, with the half told he wouldn't be offered a new contract with the club following a form drop off in the last few years.
The Broncos spent the final two years of Milford's big-money tenure languishing in the bottom four, with a rotating door next to him in the halves.
It was hardly a surprise that the Broncos looked to take a new direction for 2022, with Kevin Walters signing Adam Reynolds to steer the ship alongside either Tyson Gamble, Albert Kelly, Billy Walters or young gun Ezra Mam.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs then picked up Milford on a one-year deal, however, an off-field legal issue for an alleged incident before his move to Sydney and a following court case which is yet to be resolved has seen the NRL refuse to register Milford's contract - a decision the Rabbitohs agreed with.
It means Milford has moved back to Brisbane and seemed resigned to the fact he wouldn't be playing first-grade rugby league in 2022, with Wayne Bennett and the Dolphins reportedly locked in discussions with Milford over a contract for 2023.
But those hopes may have received a new lifeline, provided Milford can clear his off-field legal issue.
News Corp are reporting that the Newcastle Knights have been linked with Milford for 2022.
The Knights are reportedly denying any discussions have taken place, however, the report suggests that the situation is "developing" and that Milford could end up at the Knights following any clearance from the NRL before linking up with Bennett's Dolphins in 2023.
Newcastle have four spots available on their roster, but more importantly, are yet to settle on a halves partner for Jake Clifford, who will take over running the team following Mitchell Pearce's departure to the English Super League.
Clune's arrival is a boost for the Knights, however, they could still be looking for a more experienced NRL option like Milford to partner Clifford.
Milford's court case - where he will defend three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of wilful damage involving a vehicle - follows an alleged incident in Fortitude Valley last September. The case is set to be mentioned in court next month, however, it's likely to only give a trial start date, meaning the timeline on any link with the Knights is unknown.