The power forward recommitted to the Eagles this week on a one-year extension for 2021, but it has been revealed that the Magpies and Suns were both courting him.
It is believed that the 33-year old was initially weighing up retirement at the end of the 2020 season, before a return to form in the second half of the campaign convinced him to play on.
He finished the season with 34 goals from 17 games, finishing second in the Coleman Medal race.
Kennedy is likely to move into a coaching/development pathway with West Coast at the end of the season.
The premiership Eagle is a two-time Coleman medallist and three-time All-Australian.