DUAL premiership Tiger Jayden Short has turned his back on free agency and inked a five-year extension with the club.

The new deal, which was flagged in Inside Trading in March, will see the 26-year-old, who has played 121 games since being selected in the 2014 rookie draft, tied to Richmond until the end of 2027.

Short, who would have been a free agent this year, has started 2022 in outstanding form, averaging 28 disposals and five rebounds per game.

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The 2020 best and fairest winner said it was hard to see himself playing anywhere other than Richmond.

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"It is really exciting. I am very lucky and grateful for the club giving me a long-term contract," he said.

"I want to repay the club; I have had some very good times here already, and I am looking forward to the next five years."

Short is grateful for the Tigers giving him a chance when as a rookie back in 2014.

"I started as a small little chubby kid, probably just trying to find my way, and I have had some great people around me that have taught me how to be an AFL footballer," he said.

"It has been a good journey and something I am very proud of; now I am looking forward to building on that and continuing to try and get better each year."