Kaepernick-Newton play for first time
November 8, 2013 at 5:15 AM • Comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cam Newton was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft. The San Francisco 49ers had no chance to move up and get him. They happily took quarterback Colin Kaepernick 35 picks later.Sunday, the two dynamic young quarterbacks will play against each other in the NFL for the first time as the Carolina Panthers visit San Francisco.The two were roommates at the NFL combine and life has been good for both since. Kaepernick has had more tangible success even though, unlike Newton, he didn't become a starter until midway through his second season.