That solves it. TB will head to TB with the same numeric identification he's had for his entire NFL career.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay's breakout star receiver, has worn 12 since arriving in 2017. Shortly after the news Brady would be moving south to join the Buccaneers, Godwin said he'd willingly give his jersey number to Brady "out of respect for what he's done, what he's accomplished," but there was no official word until Tuesday. Godwin will switch to No. 14 in what he told the team's official site didn't involve a transaction, but a simple change to honor one of the game's legends.
Brady's representation has started to adjust his brand to reflect his move to Tampa, filing for a trademark for "TB x TB" earlier this month. They won't have to explore a makeover for his lifestyle brand, though, as TB12 can remain as is thanks to the numeric continuity. All it will need is a fresh coat of paint.