By the time Hunt's deal expires at the Dragons, he will have spent six years at the club since being brought in on a mega-contract.
The next contract he signs, given he is already 31, will likely be his last in the NRL.
The Dragons, with a crop of talented youngsters making their way into the club's first-grade system, led by halves Talatau Amone and Jayden Sullivan, haven't yet made it obvious on whether they would be likely to retain Hunt or not, provided he wants to stay.
Hunt has had a chequered run at the Dragons, with success generally staying arm's length away from the club, although they came within a single point of making the preliminary finals in 2018.
While the roster has had issues, Hunt's own form has been up and down, although 2022 under Anthony Griffin could pose as an opportunity for Hunt and the Red V to return to the finals.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Hunt said that while he wants to return to Queensland eventually, he isn't committed to finishing his playing career in the state.
“I’m definitely open to staying at the Dragons beyond next year, and it’s bloody exciting seeing these kids come through,” Hunt said.
“These guys now have their chance to make their own mark and set the club up for the future. They hang out together every day, they are in each other’s pockets, and the few games they all played together last year they were all sniffing around each other for the ball.
“When it’s all said and done, my family want to get back to Queensland and live in the Sunshine State. I’m not saying I’ll go back to finish playing there. I’m open to wherever my career takes me.
“I had a few years with Wayne, obviously, and we had that grand final and Origin series win.
“But at the moment, I’m only focused on the Dragons. I want to take us to the finals.
“We also enjoy our lifestyle down here, and the Dragons have a lot to offer moving forward. I’m pretty happy.”
Hunt has managed 77 games during his time at the Dragons, which now stretches four seasons, while he previously played 189 games for the Broncos. He has also played seven Tests for Australia and 11 State of Origins for Queensland.