Gordon Greer has targeted remaining a regular to secure his Albion future.
The captain heads a long list of players out of contract at the end of the season.
His appearance-related deal gives him the chance to cement his stay and possibly end his career with the Seagulls.
Greer, 32 next month, told The Argus: “It would be nice, because it’s a great club. I love it here but at the same time you can never look too far down the line in football.
“I’ve got this year left on my contract, so it would obviously be great to play the amount of games I need to play to hopefully earn another contract and stay here for a lot longer but it’s not really in the players’ hands these days.
“It’s with the manager and the chairman, so it’s up to us as individuals to try to perform as best we can and hopefully the powers that be still want you around.”
Greer’s fellow central defenders Adam El-Abd and Lewis Dunk are also out of contract next summer, along with Ashley Barnes and Gary Dicker.
“It’s really important that the team does well,” Greer said. “I am always a big believer in it’s all about the team, not individuals, but at the same time you need to think about your own career.
“This is our livelihoods and a lot of the players have got families, so it’s as important that you try to look after yourself as well.
“If the team is doing well and you are part of a winning team then you will be okay.”