Possibly Tom Brady's first ever media interview in the summer of 1994 🏈 #tbt @PadreAthletics @serrapadresfb pic.twitter.com/fvXKujqyLN
— Serra High School (@SerraSanMateo) July 13, 2017
The speed never came for Tom Brady — but it didn’t slow him down.
Brady’s alma mater — Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., — shared a clip of a then-17-year-old quarterback being interviewed by San Francisco’s KPIX-TV. Serra high’s Twitter feed described the video as "possibly Tom Brady’s first ever media interview in the summer of 1994."
In the segment — hyping the young Brady as one of the top six QBs in The Golden State — former Chargers legend Dan Fouts played the role of the interviewer and asked Brady to give a quick scouting report on his quarterbacking skills.
Even back then, Brady knew he was slow.
"I think I need to work on my speed a little bit," Brady said, "but hopefully that will come in time."
Nope. Never did.
"My strengths? Well, everybody tells me that I have a pretty strong arm, which is good. I’m pretty accurate with it."
Brady, who ran a painfully slow 5.28 40-yard dash coming out of Michigan, also talked up his work ethic.
"I think I can get the job done," Brady said.
Can’t argue with him there, either.
Brady, now 39 with four Super Bowl MVPs on his resume, went from a Bay-area HS sensation to arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history.