After missing the entirety of 2016 with a troublesome Achilles, a return of 30 goals from his 22 games this season was an outstanding output from Sam Reid - his best since 2012.
He reaped the rewards of an uninterrupted pre-season with strong early season form, including his best match of the season which came against the Western Bulldogs in Round 2.
Reid took every opportunity that came his way, finishing the contest with a career-high six goals.
He did miss two matches through the middle of the season with a groin complaint but returned to assist the Swans' late charge towards finals.
Reid worked well in tandem with Lance Franklin and Gary Rohan up forward for most of the season and continued to show his versatility when dropping back with the flight of the football in defence.
He signed a new four-year deal with the Club late in the season and with another pre-season under his belt should have big plans for 2018.
What the numbers say...
Inside 50s: 23
AFL Fantasy: 1,393 (69.3 average)
Supercoach: 1,516 (75.8 average)
Round 2 v Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium
Reid hardly put a foot wrong against the Dogs, on his way to a career-high six-goal haul. His five marks, 15 disposals and six-goal performance earned him 49 out of possible 50 votes in the Bob Skilton Medal count in October.
What they said...
“Sam is a pivotal player for us and we are extremely happy that he has decided to bypass free agency and sign on for a further four years. Key position players are not easy to find so for Sam to see his future with us is a great sign. After missing all of last year, Sam has proven his value through his versatility and we look forward to his strong contribution in the future.”
- Tom Harley speaking about Reid's re-signing
Sam Reid celebrates one of his six goals against the Bulldogs in Round 2.
Gary Rohan and Sam Reid were all smiles after our come-from-behind win over Richmond in Round 13.
Sam Reid and Lance Franklin worked well in tandem throughout the entire 2017 season.