Faulk said Tuesday he wants to get into coaching due to his "passion for football," though he didn't specify if he'd like to stay in the NFL or go to a lower level.
"I love football," Faulk said. "I know there aren't too many more years for me playing football, so you've got start thinking about what's going to be in your future and understand that you've got to have a plan."
It would be a natural transition for Faulk, who has been viewed as one of the Patriots' great leaders throughout his 13-year tenure in New England. He remained with the team in 2010 after he tore his ACL, and the younger players on the roster lauded his value in the meeting rooms. It's continued again this season.
As a follow-up, Faulk was asked specifically if he'd like to remain with the Patriots, which would make sense due to his close relationship with head coach Bill Belichick.
"We'll see what happens," Faulk responded with a laugh. "That's kind of jumping the gun."