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Bucs WR Chris Godwin Asked About Giving Up No. 12 To Tom Brady

Chris Godwin in action for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Chris Godwin #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

On Friday morning, Tom Brady announced his decision to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The longtime New England Patriots quarterback signed a two-year deal with the Bucs.

His decision immediately impacted the Buccaneers organization as fans flocked to buy tickets for games in 2020. But that's not the only impact he had on the organization's pocketbook.

Fans also flocked to buy his new jersey. There's only one problem with that. Someone on the Buccaneers roster wears Brady's customary No. 12 jersey: star wide receiver Chris Godwin.

On Friday afternoon, reporters asked Godwin if he'd be willing to part with the No. 12. NFL players usually receive some sort of compensation for giving up their jersey, but Godwin said he'd do so willingly - if Brady wants it.

Here's what he had to say, via ESPN:

"Obviously if he doesn't want it, or if he's not making a big deal out of it, I'm definitely going to keep it. We'll see how that goes. 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 have to lean into that respect."

Godwin said he spoke with Brady on Friday, but the jersey number didn't come up in the conversation.

Brady inked a $50 million deal with the Buccaneers, so it's possible he uses some of that to persuade Godwin to part with the No. 12.