Port Adelaide captain Tom Jonas is looking towards the future after seemingly being left out of the side prior to the Showdown.

The skipper was noticeably absent from the Showdown captain's call earlier this week, with Ollie Wines taking his place.

The 32-year-old captain has performed below standard in 2023 and has only managed nine senior games despite playing every game in 2022.

Speaking to Channel 9 this week, Jonas admitted that he is looking at life after footy.

"Naturally you start to think about what's next and potentially that gets accelerated. If I didn't do that I'd feel like a bit of an idiot, to be honest. At the same time, I'm trying to stay really engaged in the next three months," said Jonas.

Despite his exclusion from the Power side, Jonas remains committed to the club, even going as far as endorsing trade targets from rival clubs.

Geelong free agent Esava Ratugolea is again linked with Port Adelaide as he still remains without a contract past 2023.

"I think he'd (Ratugolea) be a great addition alongside Aliir and the other boys down back. He's obviously got some high-end talent," the Port skipper stated.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Esava Ratugolea of the Cats and Marlion Pickett of the Tigers in action during the 2021 AFL Round 08 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 07, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"We've shown in the decade since 'Kenny's (Hinkley) been on board that we've been able to bring people into the club that consistently make us better."

The Power are set to take on the Crows in the second Showdown of 2023 with both sides looking for a win after suffering consecutive defeats.