Getting to the NFL is an accomplishment in of itself, but it must be special for siblings who both are able to make it to the league.
For example, Derek Carr currently leads an up-and-coming Las Vegas Raiders team, but his brother David Carr was the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. Although the two never got to play in the NFL simultaneously, they are a notable NFL duo.
Several sets of brothers are playing in the league now, so the Carr brothers compiled a top-5 list via David and Derek Carr on NFL.com. Joey and Nick Bosa came in at No. 1, and Derek had high praise for the pairing:
Even though the Bosa brothers play for the Chargers (a division rival we’ll face in Weeks 1 and 13) and Niners (our Week 17 opponent), I can’t help but praise their abilities. They both are in the top 10 in the league in terms of edge rushers — impressive considering the quality of quarterbacks(!) in their respective divisions. These guys are unbelievable at what they do, and I’m looking forward to playing against them this season.
Derek is extremely familiar with Joey, whom he sees twice a year in the AFC West, while Nick has made a name for himself in his short time in the NFL. Both Bosa brothers possess game-wrecking ability with how they’re able to pressure opposing quarterbacks, making life difficult for people like Derek.
Their spot at No. 1 on the Carr brothers’ list is appropriate, and even though Derek had no problem giving them their due Raiders fans should embrace the challenge of facing off against the best of the best.