MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Gillon McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer of the AFL addresses the media during the 2018 Toyota AFL Finals Series Launch at Toyota CHQ, Port Melbourne on September 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has quashed the idea of a three-game Grand Final series.

A best-of-three decider has been floated as a big financial boost for the league if it restarts later this year amid the COVID-19 crisis.

However, McLachlan confirmed it had not been discussed by AFL powerbrokers.

“We haven’t contemplated three,” McLachlan told Seven News.

“One grand final is all we’ve thought about and we haven’t thought about anything beyond that.”

The idea was supported by the likes of AFL legend Leigh Matthews, Collingwood skipper Pendlebury and Giants veteran Phil Davis.

Matthews told 3AW on Wednesday: “There’s so many ‘what ifs’, which might happen over the next seven or eight months.

“I say to myself, 2020 is a survival season. How do we survive? How do we maximise revenues?

“To me, whoever ends up being premier at the end of it is less important than getting 100 (or) 140 games played.

“And if we can get more money out of a best-of-three grand final, go for it.”

McLachlan was hopeful that the season would resume in the second half of the year.

“There is certainly a few months before we’ll be back, after that I’m not sure,” he said.

“But we’re confident we’ll get some footy away in the back half of the year.”