Following a third successive All-Australian season, star Bulldogs midfielder Jack Macrae is reportedly poised to put pen to paper on a long-term contract extension.
The 27-year-old's most recent campaign was built off the back of 880-disposals at an average of 33.8 each week, and with 39 to his name during his side's Wednesday night loss to Melbourne, the former top 10 draftee has, well and truly, kept his foot on the accelerator.
According to AFL Media's Callum Twomey, Macrae is now in line to earn a four or five-year deal that will tie him to the Dogs until the cessation of either the 2026 or 2027 season.
With 2022 acting as Macrae's 10th season at the kennel, the 2016 premiership pup is set to become an unrestricted free-agent at the completion of the club's fixture list.
Should Twomey's reports prove correct, the Oakleigh Chargers product will be taken off the player market with potential bidders forced to look elsewhere to add engine room class.
Neither Macrae, his management or the Western Bulldogs have offered any public comment, however, the three-time Doug Hawkins medallist remains just one of 11 Bulldogs within the final year of their respective agreements.
Joining the 185-gamer on the precipice on Barkly Street are unrestricted free-agents Tom Liberatore, Mitch Wallis, Marcus Bontempelli, Lachie Hunter and Jason Johannisen.
Follow Dogs Bailey Dale, Bailey Williams, Caleb Daniel, Roarke Smith, Toby McLean and Zaine Cordy round out the group as restricted free-agents.
Macrae and the Bulldogs are next set to face the burgeoning Blues at Marvel Stadium next Thursday.