It leaves Hawthorn with a spot to fill on their list and void for an outside runner – and the dual-premiership player could fit the bill.
The 31-year old is set to play for Swan Districts in the WAFL after being delisted by the Eagles at the end of 2020, but could he have a change of heart if an AFL team came calling?
Speaking on SEN radio yesterday, Murphy believes should be the case with the Hawks.
“I’d be shocked if they didn’t make the call to Lewis Jetta,” Murphy said on SEN’s Bob and Andy.
“If I had $5 to bet on that, I’d say they would’ve made the call to see if they can get him across.
“They’re like-for-like outside runners, it makes sense, they wouldn’t be put off I don’t think a couple of months out of the game.
“I think it happens a lot more than we hear (teams calling recently retired players).”
Jetta has played 202 games for the Swans and Eagles since making his AFL debut in 2010.
He moved from Sydney to West Coast at the end of 2015, winning a premiership at both clubs.
The Hawks will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2020 season where they finished with just five wins to sit 15th on the ladder.