TB12 confirmed in Tampa Bay: Tom Brady to wear famous number for Bucs

Tom Brady will wear the number 12 jersey for the Buccaneers after accepting an offer from team-mate Chris Godwin to have it.

Quarterback Brady opted to end his long and successful association with the New England Patriots earlier this month, signing with Tampa Bay in the NFL's free agency period.

The 42-year-old has worn 12 throughout his two decades in the NFL, becoming synonymous with the number as he won six Super Bowl rings as a Patriot.

Now he will do the same for his new team thanks to Godwin, who has had the number for the Bucs since 2017 but had made clear his willingness to give it up for Brady.

The wide receiver - who has caught 179 passes for 2,700 yards and 17 touchdowns during his time with the franchise - will instead switch to 14 for the 2020 campaign.

After creating waves with the arrival of one of the game's greatest players, Tampa Bay will be hoping Brady will continue to combine so smoothly with Godwin on the field.

The three-time NFL MVP - who will turn 43 in August - joined the Bucs on a two-year deal.