The prospect of building something special at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles was one of the main enticements for Jason Saab to re-sign with the club.
The 22-year-old prolific try scoring winger has signed on to the end of 2026 despite not coming off contract until the end of next season.
And in further positive news for the Sea Eagles, Saab is close to running again following rehabilitation on an ACL injury.
“For a pretty young team, we are only going to get better with experience. There is plenty of raw talent here at Manly and it is very exciting time to be here,'' Saab said.
I feel there is a good opportunity for us to win a premiership again at Manly and I want to be part of itJason Saab
Arguably the fastest player in the NRL, Saab has played 50 first grade matches after enjoying a breakout debut season at Manly in 2021.
The electrifying winger quickly established himself as one of the best finishers in the NRL scoring an incredible 26 tries in 27 games in 2021 through sheer speed, athleticism and dynamic aerial skills.
Jason Saab re-signs with the Sea Eagles
For his efforts, Saab now sits in third place on the list of 'Most Tries in A Season' for Manly behind Tom Trbojevic's record breaking 28 tries (2021) and Phil Blake (27 tries, 1983).
This year, Saab scored eight tries in 16 games before suffering a season ending ACL injury against the Gold Coast Titans in round 22.
Saab has now scored 37 tries in 50 NRL matches with 33 of those tries coming in 43 games for Manly.
“I always dreamt of playing good footy in the NRL and scoring tries. It took me about three years for that to come to fruition,'' he added.
“However, I feel these next four years is when I will play my best footy."
Saab said he was comfortable where he was at in terms of running again soon.
“I have got a lot of range back in the knee, it’s very strong and stable,’’ Saab said.
“I’m really confident that it won’t be a problem when I come back.”
Sea Eagles CEO Tony Mestrov said Saab brings so much to the club.
"We've all seen what Jason brings to the team with his sheer speed and skills and his game is only going to develop even further,'' Mestrov said.
"Just as importantly, Jason is a fine young man who has many wonderful attributes. He is doing some positive work in the community. We are very proud to have him at the Sea Eagles."