“I just want to make sure that I go to this free agency with an open mind knowing that I definitely want to go back to New England,” Blount said on “NFL Total Access.” “I love it there. I love the culture. I love the players. I’ve become close with a lot of the guys.
Blount was a huge part of the Patriots' three-headed rushing attack, rushing for 1161 yards and 18 touchdowns, the most for a running back in 2016-2017. Blount had only rushed for over 1000 yards one other time in his career, which was his rookie season with Tampa Bay in 2010.
The market for a 30-year-old running back with his bruising style may not be enormous, so the Patriots can probably bring him back on the cheap. There's no reason they shouldn't, as he's a great compliment to the smaller James White and Dion Lewis.