As the 24-year old embarks on his future call, he admits that coach Craig Bellamy’s plans will have a huge bearing on what he does.
Bellamy has recent declared that this will be his final season of his head coaching career, with Brisbane and Cronulla pitching offers for him to become their director of coaching.
The Storm have not given up hope of him extending his coaching career into 2022 or staying on in a director of coaching role.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about his future, Smith admitted that Bellamy’s decision will be a “huge contributing factor” to his own.
“That (Bellamy’s decision) is going to be a huge contributing factor, to see what he’s going to be doing as coach,” Smith said.
“But he’s a bit like Cameron Smith isn’t he?
“I wondered where Smithy got this thing from, so I think he’ll (Bellamy) just be waiting for the best offer before coming back to the Storm and saying ‘I got this offer.’
“He’s too smart.”
Smith says he is currently focused on simply going out and playing and will let his agent sort out the rest. However, he declared he sees his future “in a Melbourne Storm jersey”.
“I know what I want to do, which is just to go out and play,” Smith said.
“I guess my manager just wants to make the most money out of me and of course I want to make money as well, but I want to be happy as well.
“That’s just a testament to the jersey we wear and how much respect we have for it, and I’ve got a lot of respect for this jersey.
“Regardless of what happens, I really want to be in a Melbourne Storm jersey.”
Smith has played 62 of his NRL games for the Storm since making his first-grade debut in 2017.