The NFL offseason is always an exciting time for fans thanks to events like the NFL draft, but it's also a stressful time for veterans who are weighing the decision on whether to hang up the cleats after successful careers.
Two high-profile players have already made the decision to retire and end stellar careers. Linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens and receiver Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers were the first to make it official, but many more could follow suit.
There are a few big-name players right now who are contemplating retirement, or at least claim they are. It is a sad day when any of the NFL's best call it quits, and this especially rings true with Hall of Famers such as Lewis.
Let's take a moment to highlight five players who are currently contemplating retirement that NFL fans will miss the most.