After a failed attempt during the trade period, Jack Martin has (finally) landed at his desired destination and fulfilled his wishes of playing with the Carlton Football Club after he was selected by the Blues with pick three in the 2019 pre-season draft.
Martin, 24 (25 once the season commences in 2020), was highly touted by the Blues once they were aware of his desire to leave the Gold Coast, and the Blues have now got their man.
Martin is another young piece the Blues have added that will be sure to excite the fan base and immediately bring a flare and pace around the ground that the Blues have severely lacked.
So what will Martin bring to the Blues?
Martin is known as an attacking player that is constantly on the move and looks to break the lines at any opportunity he can.
He will bring speed around the ground and in particularly with the ball in hand that the Blues have seemingly lacked for the last few years, a touch of class with his movement and disposal and ability to find the ball and use it efficiently, and will also bring a knack for goal to the Blues’ midfield/forward line that is sure to make an instant impact for the team.
Martin was having a solid 2019 season where he averaged 18.1 disposals, 4.1 marks and 5.6 tackles per game in 17 games for the Suns before a calf injury finished off his season.
2017 has been Martin’s best year as a professional, where he played all 22 games for the Suns and averaged 18.6 disposals, 6.3 marks, and 1.1 goals per game.
If he can consistently bring those traits week in and week out for the Blues, he will be sure to be a fan favourite and add yet another weapon moving forward to an already exciting young team that is aiming to rise back to the top.