Three design options are standard in product teams. This is typically to create the appearance of due exploration, but often it becomes a reflection of a lack of trust in a designer to solve the problem themselves. Or making non-designers feel involved in the design process. Or even as a proof of work.
But forcing designers to commit to one option by themselves has a great effect. Having a designer work towards a 3 option review, and asking others to “choose” relinquishes the responsibility of reaching a solution to the best of their design ability and expertise.