Brady to wear No. 12 for Bucs, Godwin switching to No. 14
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Tom Brady has changed teams, but he won't be changing numbers.

The newly signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will continue to wear No. 12 as he's done throughout his legendary career, the team announced Tuesday.

The number's former owner in Tampa Bay, star receiver Chris Godwin, is switching to No. 14. Godwin apparently gave Brady the No. 12 jersey out of respect, as "there was no transaction" between the two players.

"Obviously, if he doesn't want it or isn't making a big deal about it, I'm definitely going to keep it," Godwin said on March 20.

He added: "I think just out of respect for what he's done, what he's accomplished, just kind of the career he's built for himself, you've got to kind of lean into that respect, you know?"

Despite Godwin's uncertainty, it was assumed Brady would take his longtime number due to his "TB12" brand, though some thought he might opt for the No. 10 he wore at Michigan.

The six-time Super Bowl winner was the top-selling player across all sports on retailer Fanatics on March 20 - the day he officially signed with Tampa Bay.

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Brady to wear No. 12 for Bucs, Godwin switching to No. 14
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