Gaff is a restricted free agent come the end of the 2018 season and has been considering returning home to Melbourne, with three clubs – North Melbourne, Carlton and St.Kilda reportedly interested in his services.
The star midfielder is average 30.8 disposals per game in 2018, and is expected to receive offers close to or even exceeding the million dollar mark, but Essendon icon Watson doesn’t believe he isn’t even close to worth that money.
“I don’t think he’s a seven figure player, I really don’t,” he told SEN Breakfast.
“I don’t think he’s a game changing type player.
“If you went after Dustin Martin in the midfield, you’ve got someone with a capacity to change the momentum of the game, I don’t think he’s a momentum changer in any way.
“In terms of what he does, he’s one of the best players in the game at endurance, at being able to find the ball, to find the spaces, to be the link type player, he’s improved his game on the inside.
“People don’t go after him week in and week out to try and tag him.
“I think they that they’ve always tried to stop the ball at the source and they don’t believe he’s the source.
“He’s a very good player, you know what you’re going to get.
“He’s an eight out of 10 type player, he’s a very very consistent player.”