DAVID Swallow has quickly quelled any speculation about his future, committing to a new deal that will keep him at Gold Coast until the end of 2019.
In a letter to members and fans, Swallow confirmed his contract extension, saying he loved the club, his teammates, coaches and fans.
Swallow's signature is a huge win for the Suns, who lost Dion Prestia (Richmond) and Jaeger O'Meara (Hawthorn) during the recent NAB AFL Trade Period.
"I am excited as anyone about 2017," Swallow said.
"We have recruited so well, I am super impressed with the new players who have joined the club and the boys are training the house down.”
Since winning the club champion award for his brilliant 2014 season, Swallow has endured a tough run, playing just six games in the past two years with ongoing PCL (knee) troubles.
He did not play a senior game in 2016.
But now the 24-year-old has regained fitness and confidence in his knee and is already training strongly with the main group.
"This is probably a strange thing to say, because many players hate the thought of the long hard yards of pre-season training, but I am really enjoying being back out on the track," Swallow said.
"Feeling the pain from training as hard as you can is a pain I haven't experienced in a long time and I can't tell you how happy I am to be in that position."
Swallow has been in Suns colours since the age of 16, when he first relocated from Perth to play in the club's inaugural VFL team, before being taken with the first pick in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft.