Jaeger O’Meara was drafted by the Gold Coast Suns with the first selection in the 2011 mini-draft which allowed underage players to be selected. O’Meara had to wait until the 2013 season before he was eligible to be selected which resulted in a round 1 debut against the Saints.
Since his debut O’Meara went on to play every game across the 2013 & 2014 seasons which included winning the 2013 NAB Rising Star award. After a standout first two seasons O’Meara suffered a knee injury in the 2015 pre-season which would restrict him to not playing in seasons 2015 & 2016.
Following the 2016 season O’Meara requested a trade to Hawthorn which would see just six games in his first year in the brown and gold. The conservative approach that Hawthorn took appears to be paying dividends now with O’Meara playing 21 games in 2018 and starting 2019 in blistering form. In round 6 against Carlton O’Meara showed that he was back to his best, amassing a career best 42 disposals and a goal.
O’Meara is contracted to the Hawks until the end of 2023.