The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enlisted their star wide receiver to help unveil their sharp new uniforms.
Makes sense, right? It did ... until Tom Brady showed up.
Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin joined linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David to model new threads for 2020 that the team revealed Tuesday in a hype video.
The one issue: Godwin is wearing No. 12 in the video -- the same No. 12 he allowed Brady to take when the former New England Patriots quarterback signed with Tampa Bay in free agency.
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This discrepancy didn't go unnoticed on Twitter, which let the Bucs have it over their mix-up:
I like Chris Godwin modeling Tom Brady's uni https://t.co/8SaqoLEDSJ— Andy Gustafson (@AndyGustafson_) April 7, 2020
Don't understand Tampa unveiling new uniforms with Chris Godwin wearing his old number 12 instead of number 14.— Reggie Williams (@regwilliams_set) April 7, 2020
How Tampa is that?
So Chris Godwin gets to be the first person to rock the #12 in the Bucs new uniform. https://t.co/iEpYYvdiKx— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) April 7, 2020
The blowback was enough for the Bucs to set the record straight: They filmed this hype video before Brady signed, and before Godwin had switched to No. 14.
*Disclaimer: Video was filmed before WR Chris Godwin changed numbers.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) April 7, 2020
This checks out, as all photos on the team's website feature Godwin rocking No. 14 in the new uniform.
We don't know how long ago the video was filmed, but the fact that Godwin appears wearing No. 12 is a good indicator the Bucs really weren't serious suitors for Brady until the final few days before free agency.