"I would be lying if I said that it wouldn't be cool being back home," McCourty said. "But I also know being back home comes with some new stresses and different things that way with family and friends being so close. For me right now, everything is open. I don't want to turn something down. I'm willing to leave everything open and see how it works out."
McCourty is set up to become a free agent this month, and theres a lot of excitement around the next step for him, whether it's in New England, New York, or otherwise.
"Not knowing what was going to happen yesterday and then that was kind of telling a lot as far as now what the next step is," McCourty said. "The whole time I was kind of just waiting for that deadline to see what those steps were going to be, and now me and my agents know, so it's kind of exciting. The process really begins now."