Out-of-contract Cat Quinton Narkle is set to explore his options at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old has been afforded limited opportunities this season, appearing in just seven games for Geelong's senior side.

However, he has made the most of these opportunities, averaging 18.7 disposals and 3.4 clearances - including a 34-disposal effort against Gold Coast in May.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Quinton Narkle of the Cats in action during the Geelong Cats training session at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds on January 13, 2017 in Geelong Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

SEN's Sam McClure believes Narkle should be getting more chances at senior level, stating "he’s got enough talent not to get dropped just because Geelong has a good team.

"He’s got enough talent to be in that side in his own right," the reporter told SEN listeners on Thursday afternoon.

SEE ALSO: AFL trade news: Victorian clubs targeting Bulldogs youngster

Tigers great Matthew Richardson believes Narkle "might be elsewhere in 12 months".

According to reports, Narkle has put off contract talks until the end of the season, with rival clubs sure to circle the young midfielder.

SEE ALSO: AFL trade news: Out-of-favour Blue "assessing his options"

"[Narkle would] be playing senior footy at most other teams right now", McClure added.

The Perth-born Narkle is one of Ralph Carr's five AFL clients, alongside Richmond quartet Dustin Martin, Shai Bolton, Mabior Chol and Daniel Rioli.