The silly season of the NRL is officially open with the conclusion of the Finals and the passing of the November 1 contract deadline. This will be the focus of Smart Signings, which brings sanity to the gossip and conjecture surrounding team weaknesses, necessary improvements, and possible options available to clubs. The focus is on providing realistic options without speculation.Coming off the hard-earned lessons of the 2023 season, the Brisbane Broncos are facing obstacles as they look towards the path to success in 2024. Several key players have left the team, leaving gaps that need to be filled. The question arises as to whether the 2023 season was a peak for the team or if there is more potential for success in the future.While the core team remains intact, there are still areas of uncertainty and questions that need to be addressed. The looming question of Adam Reynolds’ future with the team poses a challenge for the Broncos. In addition, the team faces roster uncertainty with several key players yet to be signed for the coming year.To address these challenges, the Broncos need to assess their options and make strategic decisions. It would be wise to extend contracts to key young players and seek replacements for departing players. One potential option is Wigan halfback Harry Smith, who offers an interesting alternative to Adam Reynolds. Other options, such as Sam Walker or Jamal Fogarty, also present themselves as possibilities to strengthen the team’s lineup and leadership on the field.In addition to addressing the halfback position, the team should also consider bolstering their backrow with signings such as Jaydn Su’A. These strategic moves will be critical in shaping the Broncos’ lineup for the upcoming season, as they seek to maintain their competitive edge in the NRL.