While Burgess has featured on just three occasions across the past pair of AFL seasons, the 27-year-old has proven deadly at VFL level, slotting 114 goals from 37 starts and claiming a pair of Frosty Miller Medals, awarded to the league's leading goalscorer each year.
Though Burgess has been converting at better than 70.4 per cent before goal since March of last year, the South Australian native will fall further down the pecking order at Carrara next year.
The arrival of Academy young gun Jed Walter is set to see Burgess' opportunities under Damien Hardwick dry up, as will the rise of Jack Lukosius, the re-signing of Levi Casboult and the presence of Ben King.
Still, Burgess may not be the only Sun to see his time set this off-season, with Mabior Chol also linked with a shift away from the Sunshine State this week.
Having previously played in defense for the Suns, News Corp has reported that the Crows could see Burgess' flexibility as a selling point.
Since making his way from West Adelaide to Gold Coast ahead of the 2019 season, Burgess has played 36 games at AFL level.
At present, the Crows are currently armed with the 9th, 20th, 23rd, 47th and 83rd selections at the 2023 AFL Draft.