Plenty of players across the league are reaching career-best form in contract years, putting them in line for richer contracts for 2024 and onwards.

Whether their own club is looking to secure their services for the future, or a rival clubs sparks a bidding war, there are players at each club that will be looking at a pay bump when contract talks commence.

Here we name 10 players who could earn pay rises for 2024 thanks to their current vein of form.


1. Miles Bergman

Port Adelaide's young flanker has transcended into an astute defensive stopper under Ken Hinkley this year, ranking elite for intercept marks and tackles in 2023, as well as above average for intercept possessions and contested possessions.

Bergman showed plenty of promise throughout his maiden campaign in 2021, playing 23 matches as the Power reached the preliminary finals, while his second season was limited due to form, injury and illness.

Now fit and firing as a defensive outlet for the Power, Bergman has been among the key role players that have lifted the Alberton-based club back into premiership contention this year.

Having found a more permanent home in defence, Bergman's defensive numbers have taken a leap to match his value to Hinkley's push for an elusive premiership.

With reported interest from Victorian clubs already surfacing at the midway mark of the season, Port Adelaide may need to pay up to retain their promising 21-year-old.

The Power will also have emerging pair Kane Farrell and Jed McEntee likely in line for similar pay bumps in 2023 after finding strong form through the opening half of the season.