This season is shaping up to be an opportune platform for several off-contract players to prove they're in line for substantial pay rises ahead of inking their next deals.
The opening 10 rounds have seen a handful of players reach new heights and career-best form in a timely manner as their current deals reach their cessation at season's end.
Each club currently has a raft of names unsigned for next season as they move through 2022, with already-announced stars, emerging prospects and bargain buys among those set to place further pressure on their respective club's purse strings.
With over 200 players unsigned for next season, we take a look at EIGHT who are set to earn bumper deals following hot starts to the season.
2. Griffin Logue
The Dockers' backman has been instrumental in defence across the opening third of the season, even breaking club records as he steers himself through a career-best campaign.
Logue recorded 17 intercepts against the Suns in Round 9, surpassing a feat previously held by teammate Luke Ryan and ex-Docker Garrick Ibbotson.
The performance adds to an impressive 2022 for the Western Australian, who is averaging 15.3 disposals, 6.7 marks, 2.9 intercept marks while losing just 6.3 per cent of defensive contests.
Logue is among a handful of key defenders at Justin Longmuir's disposal, with Brennan Cox, Alex Pearce, Luke Ryan and Hayden Young among those demanding minutes in lockdown roles for the Dockers.
With an excess of options down back, Fremantle wouldn't be drastically hindered by a potential Logue departure, while a rival club would likely be willing to shuffle valuable assets in return for the former top 10 draft selection.
Logue last signed with the Dockers on a three-year deal in 2019, which followed an extension just two weeks into his AFL career in December of 2016.
Now weighing up his next decision, Logue has gained reported interest from Victorian clubs across the course of the year and could end up in the midst of a bidding war should enough suitors emerge.