In an interview with The Age’s Daniel Cherny, McKernan said that he felt stale in his final season at the Bombers but is grateful to have another chance at the elite level at the Saints in 2021.
“I walked away from footy last year, I didn’t know if I still wanted to play. To be honest with you, when I finished the season, I thought I was done and I didn’t really want to go around again,” McKernan told The Age.
“I wasn’t really looking forward to training, probably wasn’t really looking forward to being diligent with recovery. I just wanted to get in and get out, wanted to go home. This is even before COVID hit, to be honest.”