Bradman Best is in no hurry to settle his long-term playing future but admits ending his career a one-club player would be "pretty special".
The Knights are currently in talks with Best's management to upgrade and extend the powerhouse young centre's contract, which currently doesn't expire until the end of 2022.
Best admits he is excited the Knights have the faith in him to want to offer him a longer deal, particularly given his unfortunate run with injuries.
"The club has been really good to me and they have come to my manager and said they are pretty keen on extending. They are looking at me long term and I'm excited about that," Best told the Newcastle Herald.
"They see me long term and want me here which is pretty reassuring. It's not something I'm going to rush into and I'll guess we'll see what happens. If everything goes right, I'd be happy to stay here right through and just be a one club man.
"That would be pretty special to be a one club man and like I said, the club has really looked after me. Money comes into as well obviously but I've always loved the game for what it is so we'll see. I'll talk to mum and dad about it first when the time comes before I make a decision. Family is a big thing for me - I want to provide for them so that will come into it as well."
In a sign Best is not going anywhere anytime soon, one of his off-field goals this year is to purchase his first home in Newcastle.
"It's on the list. I'm looking into it now and hoping to buy this year," he said.
But even more pressing is getting back on the field this season and staying there with the 19-year-old having to deal with a spate of injuries over the past few years.
It started back when he was 16 when he needed a shoulder reconstruction after helping the Knights win the Harold Matthews Cup competition. Since that surgery, there have been four others, all on his feet, including three separate operations in 2020.
"I'm sick of the inside of hospitals that's for sure and I'm glad to have that out of the way," he said of the latest surgery to have a bone removed from his right foot just days after the season finished.
It's required a 10-week stint on the sideline but he is virtually back to full pre-season training and says he is raring to go.
"I had three surgeries last year which is not ideal obviously and it was pretty tough to handle but that's footy sometimes. You take the good with the bad," he said.
"I've had the shoulder reco, one operation on my left foot and now three on the right. Hopefully, that's it and I'm done and got them out of the way when I was young."