After weighing interest from Carlton, Essendon and Adelaide, Jack Graham will be a Richmond player until the end of 2023 after signing a new three-year deal with the Tigers.
"Since coming in in 2017 - it was a pretty good year to come in - obviously we won the flag and I was lucky enough to be a part of that. Then I've had some ups and downs, a couple of shoulder injuries, which didn't help, but here I am now ready to go again leading into finals," he said.
"It's just going to be an exciting time, I'm really looking forward to it, along with the next three years of my future at Richmond."
Jack Graham speaks of his disappointment in missing out on selection to Richmond's 2019 premiership-winning side due to a dislocated shoulder.
Graham said he knew his fate once he spoke to Tigers coach Damien Hardwick before the team's main training session in the lead-up to the match.
"I knew once he grabbed me. I thought, 'this can't be good'. We hadn't even had the main session yet. "It was hard to swallow," Graham said.
"But, at the same time, if there's a bloke who is 100 percent fit and I'm going to be 90 percent fit … I'd have still given everything I could have with that 90 percent, but it would have been silly to pick me and not the fit person."
First-year Richmond midfielder Jack Graham has been tipped to play an important role in the Tigers' finals campaign after overcoming a serious ankle injury and making the most of his late-season debut.
"I've had a pretty rough year with injury, so I'm pretty proud of myself to get the body right and maybe be a chance to play a final," Graham said.
"I obviously don't know what's going to happen in the next couple of weeks, but I'll get my body right and put my hand up to play in that opening final.