Tom Brady's reported retirement is causing a firestorm of confusion and speculation.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington first reported Brady will retire after a 22-year NFL career.

Brady's agent, Don Yee, then issued a statement to Schefter calling the report "advance speculation" and saying his client "will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy" at some point.

In a text to The MMQB's Albert Breer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he hadn't heard anything from Brady.

Most recently, Michael Silver reported for Bally Sports that Brady contacted Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to inform him he had yet to make a final decision about his future.

"Licht is respecting Brady's process and waiting for a definitive answer, whenever it comes, from the QB," Silver wrote.