The 2024 AFL season is just around the corner, and all eyes will be on players who will dominate the competition this year.

Arguably, not much will change from last year, with most keen to see Nick Daicos and what he can produce this year after an exceptional start to his AFL career.

However, AFL fans will also be closely looking at players around him challenging him for what is notably the highest individual accolade in the league: the Brownlow Medal.

Below we have made a list of six players who are predicted to be leading contenders in the race for Brownlow honours this season.


6. Nick Daicos 

Collingwood's young gun Nick Daicos finished third in the 2023 Brownlow in only his second season. And if he didn't miss the last three games of the home and away season due to a hairline fracture, the son-of-a-gun would have remained odds on to take home 'Charlie'.

After an elite 2023 season, one that ended with a premiership medallion around his neck, Daicso average 31 disposals, 16.2 kicks and 14.8 handballs per game. In 2024, it's expected that Daicos will sustain such form, only continuing to dominate which will see his game go to another level.

Now that he has two seasons under his belt, and knows how to deal with the demands of the AFL, if he remains fit, Daicos will be a strong favourite to win the 2024 Brownlow.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Nick Daicos of the Magpies gathers the ball during the round six AFL match between Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on April 25, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)