Arryn Siposs reflects on his journey
from being cut by St Kilda to playing against Tom Brady in the NFL.
After banking nearly US$700,000 in 2021, Siposs has almost already matched what he earned during his AFL career and could earn plenty more in Pennsylvania, where his three-year deal is worth a total of US$2.5 million if he continues to play.
Siposs punted the ball 61 times this season, starting inside the Atlanta Falcons' US$1.6 billion cathedral, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in week one, as well as in front of 93,267 Cowboys fans at AT&T Stadium in Texas, and the Raiders' shiny new home in Las Vegas, before ending at the hands of Brady and the defending champions in Florida.
"I'd love it to be (a long career), but at the same time I can't necessarily have that mindset because maybe there's a little bit of complacency that could come with that. I just need to have the mindset that I had going into last season and prepare myself again as if someone is coming in to take it away from me. I've got to put in all the hard yards again to repeat what I did this past season," he said.
"While it was a good season, and I'm happy with where I'm at, there is always room for improvement. The business doesn’t allow you to feel comfortable, especially from a punter's aspect. Until you really establish yourself on a second contract, you've got to have that mindset; anything can change in any given moment."