Benji Marshall has indicated he expects to play a utility role in Brisbane's backline after making a move to the club for the 2017 NRL season.

The Broncos confirmed his arrival for the first time on Friday via an interview on their club website, and the former New Zealand playmaker said he would draw on his experience from his time as a centre in his early days at the Wests Tigers.

"I didn't come here to play in the halves," Marshall said.

"When you play in the halves you've got to do a lot of organising and sometimes you can forget about what you do yourself," Marshall said.

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"I think over the years I've done a lot of ball-playing for so long I've forgotten about my running game and that's something that I stressed to Wayne that I wanted to find."

Marshall is under no illusions about the certainty of his starting spot at the club, having already been warned by Bennett there's a chance he could play in reserve grade.

It's why he's now bracing for one of the most important pre-seasons of his life.

"I've got a lot to prove," he said.

- AAP