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Quarterback Cam Newton walks to the locker room after the Patriots lost to the Buffalo Bills 38-9 at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 28.

Cam Newton is still hungry for success in New England.

Appearing on the I Am Athlete podcast, Newton was asked whether he’d take a one-year deal to return to the Patriots. His response was emphatic.

“Yes. Hell yes,” Newton replied. “I’m getting tired of changing. I’m at the point in my career where I know way more than I knew last year.”

Newton went 7-8 during his first season as a starter in New England. He believes a normal offseason coupled with the familiarity he has now could lead to a better 2021 season.

“They know me,” Newton explained. “Doughboy (N’Keal Harry) knows me. Jakobi (Meyers) knows me. Bud (Damiere Byrd) knows me. The young tight ends know me. The younger guys that are going to come in, ‘This is how Cam reacts.’ We’re still trying to flush out the 20 years of how it used to be.”

Newton wouldn’t reveal whether he’d been in contract with the Patriots, but certainly left the door open for a return.

“There’s always a chance for everything,” Newton said.