Rising star of the game given the ultimate compliment by his head coach.
He has a new four-year deal and a bright future at the Melbourne Storm, and it all came by an accident.
On the insistence of his brother Kenny, Jesse Bromwich will play his 100th NRL game this weekend in a career that could see him take over Cameron Smith as captain of the Melbourne Storm one day.
Bromwich, who recently turned his back on a rich deal with the Canberra Raiders, has all of the attributes to take over from Smith, who is widely considered one of the finest on-field leaders in the NRL.
“He is not in our leadership group right now so he doesn’t have a title, but he is a leader and he leads with his actions,” Bellamy said.
“In two or three years he will be one of the leaders here. He could even be a captain of the club. If some of our older guys have moved on or retired in three or four years, Jesse is certainly one that comes to mind straight away.”
The unassuming Bromwich does not do much talking on or off the field preferring to lead by his actions with the 25-year-old having an outstanding season for the Storm in 2014.
“He’s probably been our best player all season” Bellamy said. “He’s come a long way in a few short years. He had a couple of deficiencies when he first came into the NRL squad, but to his credit he has worked very hard to improve those areas.”
“And he works very hard at every training session and that’s what you love about him, because he wants to get the most out of himself.”