He might be the backup to Apisai Koroisau but it comes down to the club that is best for him and development for Mitch Kenny.
Kenny, who has seen snippets of first-grade in recent years, has re-signed with the Panthers for 2022.
Still only 23, Kenny said that when he looked at all the options available to him, staying at Penrith was the best move for his career.
“I’m really stoked to be spending another year here at Panthers,” Kenny said.
“I think it’s clear this club is the best place for me to keep developing as a person and a footballer.
“I had to consider all my options but ultimately I couldn’t leave a club that is going to help me get the best out of myself.”
With 27 games to his name in his NRL career to date, the re-signing of Kenny is one that pleases the Panthers.
“We’re thrilled to have Mitch commit to our club for next year,” Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.
“He’s always made the most of his opportunities in first grade and we’re delighted he agrees Panthers is the best place to continue to develop his game.
“This season in particular Mitch has demonstrated his utility value, which is a considerable asset for our NRL squad moving forward.”