Quite a bit has modified for Tom Brady this season, however he nonetheless will likely be No. 12.
Brady will put on No. 12 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and large receiver Chris Godwin will change to No. 14, the crew introduced on its web site Tuesday.
A bit surprisingly, Godwin advised the web site that no transaction was concerned for the jersey quantity, which is commonly the case when big-name athletes in each sport be part of a brand new crew and need to preserve their earlier quantity.
Godwin, who will now put on No. 14, steered not too long ago that he was ready to surrender his No. 12 to the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback.
“Obviously if he doesn’t need it, or if he’s not making an enormous deal out of it, I’m positively going to maintain it. We’ll see how that goes,” Godwin mentioned earlier this month. “I feel simply out of respect for what he’s performed, what he’s completed, simply sort of the profession he’s constructed for himself, it’s important to lean into that respect.”
Godwin, who made his first Pro Bowl final season, doubtless will likely be one in all Brady’s prime targets. Godwin, drafted out of the third spherical from Penn State in 2017, hauled in 86 passes for 1,333 receiving yards final season.
He posted on Instagram an altered picture of him carrying a No. 14 jersey with Brady carrying No. 12.
Brady, who wore No. 12 in his 20 seasons with the Patriots, later responded, writing: “Much Appreciated — Very Grateful — Humbled And able to get to work !!!,” in accordance with ESPN.
Brady signed a two-year cope with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 20 price $50 million assured, with as much as $9 million extra in efficiency and crew success incentives and a no-trade clause.