Tom Brady was prepared to wear No. 7 for the Buccaneers

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When Tom Brady agreed to join the Buccaneers, there was a problem: His number of choice was taken, by receiver Chris Godwin. Brady didn’t plan to push it.

Bucs G.M. Jason Licht told Peter King earlier this week that Brady planned to take another number, if Godwin wanted to keep No. 12.

Brady, per Licht, would have worn No. 7. For one very simple reason: Brady is trying to win his seventh Super Bowl.

Obviously, Godwin willingly surrendered No. 12, taking No. 14 instead.

Now, Brady is prepared to play in his 10th Super Bowl, and he’ll get a chance to win No. 7 in only eleven days.

20 responses to “Tom Brady was prepared to wear No. 7 for the Buccaneers

  1. If the greatest player of all time wants your number, the only choice is to say here you go sir, enjoy it. Lol.

  2. It’s still a little unreal that a starting QB will be playing in his tenth Super Bowl.
    That’s a record of his that will be likely the last to ever be broken.

  3. People make fun of players for wanting to keep their number, but the number has a legacy as well. Some players actually play better with the number they’re accustomed to wearing. In Denver, Peyton Manning called Frank Tripucka to secure #18. Tripucka allowed it to happen on one condition. “Win A Championship”

  4. Until Pat Mahomes, or any other QB flies in the rare air as TB12, there is only one greatest..and second place is light years away..

  5. If Brady wins, that might be it. Can’t go out any higher than that. Doubt he will push it another season.

  6. As a Pats fan, it’s been a bittersweet ride watching TB and Gronk this year. That said, I hope he gets #7!

    The GOAT…hands down!

  7. A receiver struggling to get on the field has a number that his QB has worn all his career. What to do?

    Give him the number, maybe he will spend some more time with me and I will play more.

  8. Mahomes will pass Brady for most trips to the Bowl, and go undefeated in doing so.

  9. That’s what leadership & being a good teammate looks like, on both sides.

    Aaron Rodgers probably woulda forced management to make the WR give it up or be traded, not even have a direct conversation with WR & pretend that it never happened when he said “thanks” after the fact.

  10. Thank goodness he didn’t change it. I would hate to have to change all my online passwords.

  11. It’s not ownership per say that has killed the Jets, it’s the coaching and GM hires

    delusional, it’s be great to see so soon after TB, but the likelihood of that is next to nil

  12. i thumbs down your comment says:

    January 27, 2021 at 10:25 am
    Mahomes will pass Brady for most trips to the Bowl, and go undefeated in doing so.

    Only if Mahomes gets to play vs Rodgers & others who are missing the winner-gene.

  13. “Only if Mahomes gets to play vs Rodgers & others who are missing the winner-gene”. Please tell us how much winning you’ve done in life compared to Rodgers.

  14. I wonder if Brady bought up any inventory of Godwin 12 jerseys, that’s what they normally do, isn’t it? So the retailers don’t lose money.

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