Earlier this month, after two decades with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady changed teams for the first time in his storied NFL career.
He won’t be changing jersey numbers.
Brady’s colors are now pewter and red, but he’ll continue to wear jersey number 12 as he begins his next NFL chapter with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And that means one of the players to whom Brady will be throwing passes will have a new number in 2020.
Wide receiver Chris Godwin, who has worn number 12 since joining the Buccaneers in 2017, offered it to Brady, who gratefully accepted.
Godwin, who is coming off his first Pro Bowl campaign, will switch to jersey number 14.
Brady, of course, made the number 12 famous in New England, where he played 20 seasons and won an NFL-record six Super Bowl championships. Brady ranks as one of the most famous “Number 12s” in sports history.
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