Brett Favre: Derek Carr 'more polished' than me

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Derek Carr ... a gunslinger in Brett Favre’s image?

That's not quite the situation for the Oakland Raiders' third-year quarterback.

“I think he’s a little more polished, and I mean that with all due respect,” Favre said with a laugh to CSN Bay Area’s Amy Gutierrez (yes, that's my wife) Wednesday night during the broadcast of the San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies game at AT&T Park. Favre is in the Bay Area to support his wife Deanna, who is participating in the Vineman half-ironman competition this weekend.

“I think he’s done a tremendous job with Oakland and I like the way he plays,” Favre added about Carr. “But again, I think he’s a little more polished, as I would say. But I like to watch him. Good player.”

Word got back to Carr and he responded on social media by tweeting, “honored! #4.”

It was Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree who got the “gunslinger” talk rolling in earnest last month, saying Carr was “always going to be a gunslinger, and I love that ... an old, Brett Favre-type quarterback. He reminds me of Brett Favre (and) Brett Favre’s one of the greatest players to ever play this game.”

A week later, Carr was equal parts embarrassed and flattered.

“Very honored, very thankful,” Carr said. “Brett is somebody I looked up to as a kid, the way he played the game. So I wore No. 4 ever since I can remember. I always wanted to wear 4, somehow, some way.”

Favre, who will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this month, said that he initially thought baseball would be his ticket to the pros. He also revealed that his father Irvin was teammates with Raiders Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy on the Southern Mississippi baseball team.