Mohamed Sanu claims Tom Brady offered to let him wear No. 12 with the Patriots
Mohamed Sanu was recently traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the New England Patriots, and he claims quarterback Tom Brady made him a special offer upon his arrival.
Sanu has over 4,000 yards receiving across his eight-year career. He was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals before playing with the Falcons and now being traded to the Patriots.
Though he wore No. 6 during his time at Rutgers, Sanu has only worn 12 in his pro career. There’s just one problem: Brady, a future Hall of Famer, also wears 12.
Despite that conflict, Sanu told reporters Friday that Brady actually offered him the number once he was traded. Sanu wasn’t having any of it:
“He DM’d me when I first got traded, said welcome and everything like that, how he’s excited,” said Sanu. “Then he said if I wanted 12 I could get it. I said ‘Nah, I’m good. You got that, I’ll change to 14.'”
Asked if he offered Brady anything for the number, Sanu gave an emphatic “no.” He said his focus will be just on doing his job with a new team.
Evan Lazar with CLNS Media shared the video of Sanu’s comments:
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) October 25, 2019