Vick said he, too, was advised to adopt a more professional look, but didn't adhere to the advice at the time. It'll just be interesting to see if Kaepernick gets any offers from teams if they do have players go down. "You're already dealing with a lot - a lot of controversy surrounding this issue".
"I'm not up here to try to be politically correct", Vick explained. "And being frank, Colin didn't have the best two years his last two seasons". Instead, Kaepernick became a lighting rod of controversy, when he exercised his first amendment rights to protest the violence being committed against Black Americans by the police, by taking a knee rather than standing during the singing of the national anthem at games. The gesture that he made past year when he took the stand to do what he did... listen, we all appreciated it, we respected it. But that didn't stop FOX Sports 1's Jason Whitlock from bringing Vick on his show to ask the ex-NFL QB how Kaepernick should get back in fans' good graces and back on an NFL team.
"I think perception and image is everything and this is not the Colin Kaepernick that we've known since he enetered the National Football League". Any other type of offense I don't think will help him right now because it's going to take him so long to adjust and learn the system: protections, blitzes, what to look for, receivers.
Vick praised Kaepernick's protest and acknowledged the "musical chairs" of coaches in San Francisco. When you're good, and you're playing great, then you're going to be wanted. "It wasn't as productive as what we've seen him do".
Obviously there's more going on with Kaepernick besides his hair, though. He stated that he was given similar advice about his appearance while he was still playing.