MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Jayden Short of the Tigers and Brandan Parfitt of the Cats in action during the 2018 AFL round 13 match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 17, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

A lot of the media has recently been talking about the contract situation at Richmond regarding its players.

It’s no surprise the Tigers are trying to keep some money open to sign big name free agent Tom Lynch, but where does that leave their remaining players who are looking for an extension.

In Jayden Short’s case, Richmond offered what many believe was a sub-par contract, according to the Herald Sun. Short rejected the offer and has now held off contract negotiations until he proves he deserves more money.

Melbourne great Gary Lyon doesn’t agree however as he believes Short should pledge his commitment to the Tigers.

“Stay and build and work your way into what might be a dynasty,” Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

“It’s easy to say because we aren’t in that position, but I’d be inclined to stay.

“If I’m in the senior team and they’re playing the footy they’re playing and the prospects ahead are what we think they are, I’m staying.”

He seemed to emphasise the fact that Short is getting game time and has the ability to showcase his talent, and therefore should stay. In the case of another young Tiger in Shai Bolton, Lyon can see why he’d want to speak to explore other options.

“Shai Bolton, on the other hand, is a player we have all seen enough of to suggest he would be playing in most teams,” Lyon said.