MATT Gillett says the Broncos club is home and that is the reason he has signed to the club for life.
Gillett inked a new four-year deal that will take him into the next decade and make him a Brisbane player until at least the age of 32.
While other clubs would have loved to get their hands on this international second rower, in reality they never had a hope.
The contract was a long process – but appropriate when you understand the length of time four years is in an NRL players’ profession.
Gillett said he knew where he wanted to be all along.
“Obviously it took its time to put things in place,” he said.
“But I am definitely happy it is over and I couldn’t be more excited for the future.
“And definitely for my family also – that was the main reason in staying here and staying a Bronco.
“The option was there (to go elsewhere) but obviously I wanted to stay here.
“The club has done the right thing and for me it was about staying here and staying where I am comfortable.
“And that is definitely the Broncos.”
Gillett said the long-term deal would ensure he would be a one-club player.
“By the time this contract is over I will be 32 and I suppose coming to the end of my time,” he said.
“To have four years of security is important and I am very happy to stay a Bronco.”