The Brisbane Broncos are actively discussing the possibility of asking captain Darius Boyd to retire at the conclusion on the 2019 season and forego $1.6 million that’s left on his contract.
Fox Sports chief rugby league reporter James Hooper believes Boyd’s time could be up at the Broncos after several below-par performances this season.
Boyd’s lacklustre outing against the Rabbitohs in round 23 was the final straw for many Broncos supporters.
His 2019 stats tell the story;
In 22 games, the Broncos' captain has only crossed the chalk twice. He’s made three line breaks, six try assists, seven line-break assists and 24 tackle busts.
To put this into perspective, Parramatta’s Mitchell Moses leads the competition in try assists with 24 and Roosters’ James Tedesco leads the game with 133 tackle breaks.
Boyd is way off the pace.
In saying of all this, Boyd has earnt the right to go on out his own way.
His NRL resume will stack up against most that have played the game.
Two premierships (2006, 2010), Clive Churchill Medal (2010), 28 State of Origin matches for Queensland and 23 Test matches for Australia.
Plus 300+ games for three clubs, Boyd will be remembered as a great player.
It’s all about his legacy now.
The decision on Boyd will be announced over the coming weeks.
The Broncos currently sit in eighth position with two rounds remaining and will face the Eels at Suncorp Stadium this Friday night.