His announcement was met with loud applause on Wednesday night at the club's best and fairest count.
"I'm pleased to tell you I will be having a crack next year," he said.
Fletcher will turn 39 next May and currently shares the Essendon games record of 378 with Simon Madden.
They are equal-fourth on the AFL games record behind Hawthorn's Michael Tuck (426), Richmond's Kevin Bartlett (403) and St Kilda's two-time Brownlow Medallist Robert Harvey (383).
Fletcher played 13 senior games this season and is on track to overtake Harvey next year.
He was suspended for the last two games of this season and then Essendon were kicked out of the finals because of their supplements scandal.
Function host Tim Watson joked with Fletcher that he had not mentioned he had signed a 10-year deal like Lance Franklin with the Swans.
Fletcher made his AFL debut in 1993 at the age of 17, when he was still in school, and has been remarkable for his durability.
The Bombers backman referred to Franklin's controversial deal with Sydney when he spoke about his new contract.
"It would be nice if it was nine or $10 million, but ... I'm just happy with the loose change they have left over," he said.