"First thing we've got to get Colin to do is cut his hair."
Michael Vick made an appearance on Fox Sports 1's "Speak For Yourself" yesterday afternoon where he talked a bit about free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and how Kaep can help himself find work in the NFL.
Most notably, Vick said Kaepernick needs to cut his hair.
"First thing we've got to get Colin to do is cut his hair. Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don't think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You're already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable," he said.
"I just think perception and image is everything. This is not the Colin Kaepernick that we've known since he entered the National Football League. I'm just going off my personal experiences. Listen, I love the guy to death. But I want him to also succeed on and off the field. This has to be a start for him," he said.
Although Vick suggested that Colin Kaepernick could improve his chances of landing a job in the NFL if he changed his appearance, he added that the real reason Kaepernick is still a free agent is because he hasn't produced on the field, not because of his national anthem protest.
"The reason he's not playing has nothing to do with the national anthem, it's more solely on his play, but yeah, everything takes precedent, in terms of image, perception," he said.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract in March and it doesn't appear any NFL teams are interested in adding him to their roster before training camp.
Check out some of the footage from Vick's appearance on "Speak For Yourself," below.https://twitter.com/_/status/887076992180342784