Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Derek Carr play for the Bay Area’s NFL teams, wear single-digit jersey numbers (Kaepernick is No. 7, Carr is No. 4), and the similarities keep going. They were both chosen in the second round with the 36th pick – Kaepernick by the 49ers in 2011, Carr by the Raiders in 2014. Comparing the two and their 2015 statistics:
Head to head
The two quarterbacks met last December and Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-13 victory that dealt the 49ers’ playoff hopes a reeling blow. The win was just the second of the season for the Raiders and left the 49ers 7-6. Kaepernick threw for 174 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice. The 49ers would lose two more games before winning their season finale to finish 8-8 and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Both Kaepernick and Carr spent four years in college. Carr completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 12,843 yards and 113 touchdowns. Kaepernick completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 10,098 yards and 82 touchdowns. He also rushed for 59 touchdowns.
Carr, to The Associated Press, after the Raiders lost to the Broncos on a pick-six touchdown in the fourth quarter: “It’s hard. It’s really hard, because we feel like we left something on the field. We feel like we left wins out there.”
Kaepernick, to The Associated Press, after the 49ers lost to the Giants, despite arguably his best game of the season: “It’s something that we can build off moving forward, but we have to win games. That’s why we play.”