Tom Brady's announcement of retirement from the NFL came as a shock to fans and players alike.

In a heartfelt video, he shared the news of his departure from the field. 

Brady was widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and his decision to retire has sparked a lot of discussion and speculation. 

As per Jeff Darlington of ESPN, there would have been no excitement surrounding Brady's free agency had he decided to return for another season. 

He was reportedly only considering two options, either a return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or retirement. 

Although many fans were surprised by the thought of Brady's potential return to the Buccaneers after a disappointing season 

There was also speculation that he could join other teams such as the Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, or the Las Vegas Raiders.