Let's take a look at Jack Viney's 2021...
No. AFL games: 15
Disposals – 22.3 avg. (335 total)
Pressure acts – 26.5 avg. (397 total) 2nd in AFL
Tackles – 7.1 avg. (106 total) 4th in AFL
Total clearances – 5.3 avg. (80 total)
Viney headed into this year coming off another consistent season of performances, placing third in the club’s best and fairest award for the second year in a row. The midfielder had a delayed start to 2021 due to a foot injury but returned to the side by Round 2. He made it back to his best in Round 6 with 26 disposals, 25 pressure acts and seven tackles, but was once again sidelined ahead of Round 7 due to a toe injury.
Despite missing a total of ten games throughout the season due to injury and suspension, Viney was still able to demonstrate his strength of attack through stoppages and his incredible defensive pressure - finishing second in the AFL for average pressures acts per game.
Some of his best football came in the most crucial of situations including his Preliminary Final game against Geelong where he collected 34 disposals, 16 contested possessions, 23 pressure acts and nine clearances. After eight seasons in the red and blue, Viney notched up his 150th career game on the biggest day of the AFL calendar, sealing a memorable milestone and a premiership win.