Free agency opened with a bang, not a whimper. And though list sizes and salary cap details haven’t been set for 2021 yet, there’s plenty to come when trade period starts on Wednesday.
This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall preview the 2020 silly season. We look at what goes into a player’s value, how it can change over the space of 12 months and how it relates to the AFL’s free agency compensation formula.
We discuss why some free agency deals have gone through quickly, and why others are going to be forced into trades.
What is likely to happen at Collingwood? What would a deal for Adam Treloar hinge on? What picks will be involved in any trade for Adam Saad? Where will Jack Higgins move to, if he does leave Richmond? And do the signs point to more trade activity for the Blues this year, or next?