Michael Vick's advice for Colin Kaepernick? 'Just go clean-cut'

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 18, 2017

"It has nothing to do with him being blackballed", Vick said of Kaepernick's unemployment. Just go clean cut. You're already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. "All he needs to do is just try to be presentable".

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has found himself out of work in the NFL after refusing to stand for the national anthem past year to protest systemic racism.

Some believe Kaepernick is being black-listed by owners around the National Football League because of his political beliefs.

Vick also made the case that National Football League teams may be hesitating to sign Kaepernick because he wouldn't be a fit in a pro-style offense that requires more of a pocket passer: "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, that type of camaraderie doesn't happen overnight".

"I think primarily the reason why he isn't signed to a team right now is because of the last two seasons and not being as productive as everybody thinks", he said. The gesture he made a year ago when he took a stand and did what he did, listen, we all appreciated it.

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"I'm just going off my personal experiences", Vick added. But I want him to also succeed on and off the field.

"We aren't supposed to be judged by the color of our skin or our haircuts, we are supposed to be judged by our actions", Littal wrote. He's fairly young. He has a ton of football ahead of him. And if he remains adamant that he wants to start in 2017, then he may find himself sitting out a year or until a team is in desperate need of an arguably marginal talent at the position. "In regards to him just not being signed right now, it has to do with the production over the last couple of years".

Vick did acknowledge that he's shocked no team is willing to give Kaepernick a shot as a backup, and he wonders if teams are clueless about his commitment to actually playing the game.

"It was a hard process, and it was one I didn't like, but it was one I had to accept".

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