Could TB12 have switched to TB7 in Tampa Bay?
Licht said initially Brady wasn't keen on taking No. 12 from Bucs receiver Chris Godwin.
"He said, 'Oh, he's a great player. I'm not gonna take his number," Licht told King, via Mass Live. "He goes, 'You know what number I'm thinking of? I'm thinking of taking maybe No. 7. Is that available?' I said, 'Yeah I think it is.' I said, 'Why seven?' He goes, 'Going after that seventh Super Bowl.'"
In the end, the Bucs worked it out, so Brady kept the number he's been synonymous for during his 21-year NFL career.
Brady and the Bucs are one win over the Kansas City Chiefs away from the QB getting ring No. 7 while wearing No. 12.