Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have an NFL team. As of now, there is no indication that an NFL team is even interested in the much-discussed quarterback’s services.

Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem last season has since led to teams passing on him in favor of objectively less-talented quarterbacks. With training camp just weeks away, Kaepernick’s chances of landing on a roster are diminishing by the day. Yet, Michael Vick has some advice for Kaepernick:

Get a haircut.

Vick joined FS1’s Speak For Yourself on Monday, and he thought that Kaepernick’s struggles are rooted with his image. Vick said:

“The first thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair. Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct, but even if he puts cornrows in it, I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just a hairstyle. Just go clean cut. Why not? You’re already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. What he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”

During his final years with the Atlanta Falcons, Vick had his hair in cornrows. When he returned from his two-year prison sentence for his role in a dogfighting ring, Vick’s cornrows were gone. But Vick committed crimes. Kaepernick simply protested a social issue that was important to him.

Kaepernick had his hair in an afro (and sometimes braided in cornrows) last season. His barber spoke to USA TODAY Sports about the quarterback’s hair, suggesting it was about Kaepernick’s identity as an African American.

“I wish I could cut it. I wish I could just transform him back to what Kap was because now he’s a different person. … If I cut it and put him back in place to what he was before, oh yeah, that’s what I want to do, I want to bring him back.”

But Stevens, who like Kaepernick is African American, said the current hair style has helped Kaepernick’s transformation from soft-spoken quarterback to social activist who has refused to stand during the national anthem.

“A lot of people don’t think he’s black because his foster parents are white. So when he grows his Afro out … I feel like that’s definitely making a statement.”

Vick did add that he felt Kaepernick’s struggles to land with an NFL team were about football. But statistics clearly suggest otherwise.

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