Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanou had no question that when he was traded to the New England Patriots this week, he would give up his No. 12 jersey as star quarterback Tom Brady already held that number.  What he didn't expect was a six-time Super Bowl champion to offer it.
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Sanu told reporters after Friday practice Brady advises him to send to Sanu to keep his number.
"He wrote me off at my first trade. He said "Welcome" and all that, how excited he is, and then said that if I wanted 12, I could get it and I was like, "No, I'm fine. Did you understand, I will change to 14. ""
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The Patriots lifted Sanu for the Falcons on Tuesday, in exchange for a second-round draft pick in the NFL draft in 2020.
Sanu has no. 12 jersey for his entire NFL career, but the change doesn't seem to bother him much.
"That's great. Love it. Me and Tom have fun there, "he told a Providence journalist. "It's been a while since we've known each other.
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Brady is synonymous with no. 12 T-shirt too. His health and wellness company is actually called TB12.