Here's Why Tom Brady Almost Gave Up No. 12 With the Buccaneers
Tom Brady's No. 12 jersey with the New England Patriots became iconic as he racked up NFL records and Super Bowl rings. His health and wellness company is even called TB12, an ode to his initials and the number he's become associated with like Michael Jordan and 23.
When Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the quarterback actually considered wearing a different number, though.
Brady was planning to wear No. 7 when arriving in Tampa if wideout Chris Godwin, who had No. 12, wasn't interested in picking a new number. Why No. 7? Because Brady is looking to win his seventh Super Bowl ring, of course.
However, Godwin obliged, switching to No. 14 and allowing Brady to become TB12 once again.
The Bucs QB could've followed LeBron James' move to Florida and opted for a new number, but there was little reason for Brady to switch if not necessary, especially given his brand is built around the number 12.
Plus, his second choice of No. 7 could be outdated in a couple of weeks if Brady and the Bucs take down the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
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