James Roberts is eager to turn his third career lifeline into a long-term commitment.

Broncos sign James Roberts

The Brisbane Broncos have today announced the signature of Dally M Centre of the Year James Roberts.

Roberts and the Broncos reached agreement overnight on a two-year contract that will bring him to the Brisbane club for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Roberts will report to training when the Broncos resume their 2016 pre-season on January 4, and shapes as an exciting replacement for retired captain Justin Hodges.

Broncos' chief executive Paul White said he felt the new arrangement would be a great fit for both the club and the player.

"We certainly did not expect this opportunity and James and his advisor have conducted themselves very well during the negotiation," he said.

"James is obviously motivated to play for the Broncos for the benefit he will see both on and off the field.

"The negotiations have certainly not been just about the contract value.

"James is one of the most exciting young players in the NRL and we believe playing in the Broncos' system can help take his game to the next level."

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