Can you imagine if TB12 became TB7?!?!?
Tom Brady was VERY close to making that huge change — with the QB considering swapping his number after joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
So why #7?? ‘Cause Brady’s going after that 7th ring, baby!!!
Bucs GM Jason Licht made the major revelation in an interview on the Peter King Podcast this week … saying Brady was totally fine with letting star receiver Chris Godwin keep #12 ’cause he had a new number in mind.
Licht breaks down the convo after the move to TB was a done deal … and it’s the most Brady story ever.
“After we had talked and we knew that this was gonna happen, I said, ‘Hey, there’s one other thing. It’s a small thing but maybe a big thing,” Licht says.”
“We have a #12 on our team and he’s pretty good, Chris Godwin. What are you thinking about that?’
Brady’s response?? … “‘Oh, he’s a great player, I’m not going to take his number. Know what number I’m thinking of? I’m thinking of taking maybe #7. Is that available?'”
“I said, ‘Yeah, I think it is, why #7?’ He goes, ‘Going after that 7th Super Bowl.'”
It’s crazy to hear Brady was prepared to ditch #12 so easily … after all, the dude has an entire TB12 brand tied to his beloved digits.
Of course, Godwin ended up switching to #14 to let Brady take #12 … and TB12 is one win away from that 7th ring.
Safe to say it all worked out in the end … well, almost. We’ll see on Feb. 6.