Melbourne Storm forward Adam Blair is wrestling with what he has called the biggest decision of his career.
The Kiwi international is off contract at the end of this season and, about to turn 25, knows his next contract could be his biggest.
Storm football manager Frank Ponissi has already identified Blair, who first signed with Melbourne when he was 17, as the club’s No. 1 resigning priority.
Blair was reluctant to talk about his situation but conceded he had to start thinking about it, and it wouldn’t be as straightforward as his previous Storm deals.
As a father to three-month-old Harlem and with an end-of-season wedding looming, Blair said he could no longer think only of himself.
“I need to think about my future,” he said.
“I think it’s the biggest decision I have had to make. It’s even bigger now I have a family because I have to think about them as well.”
Storm officials conceded they could have to double Blair’s current deal to keep him at the club.