As NFL training camps swiftly approach, Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent.
There is a belief that Kaepernick is being blackballed for protesting during the national anthem by kneeling last year, while another opinion points to the former 49ers quarterback's down play over the past couple seasons as the reason why he remains without a job.
And then there's Michael Vick.
Vick on Monday was a guest on Fox Sports 1's Speak for Yourself where the topic of discussion was Kaepernick's future in the NFL. And Vick offered up advice to Kaepernick that had nothing to do with football nor political statements.
"First thing we gotta get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick said. "Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct, but even if he puts cornrows in I don't think he should represent himself in that way in terms of the hairstyle. Just go clean cut, why not? You're already dealing with a lot. A lot controversy surrounding this issue. The thing he needs to do is just try to look presentable. Look, all the social media stuff he's doing, we get it. We understand it. It's time for Colin to step up in a different way.
"I think perception and image is everything and this is not the Colin Kaepernick that we've known since he entered the National Football League. And I'm just going off my personal experiences, but I love the guy to death. But I also want him to succeed on and off the field and this has to be a start for him."
File this one under "one of the more ridiculous things you'll ever hear."
To be fair, Vick did go on to say that the primary reason that Kaepernick is currently out of a quarterbacking job is because of the downward trend of his play over the last two seasons. But that doesn't make his comments about Kaep's hairstyle any less ridiculous and off base.
People can debate about whether Kaepernick is being blackballed or his recent play is keeping him out of a job or that it's a combination of both. But it's probably safe to say that there's a zero-percent chance that there are NFL teams out there that have afro hairstyle as one of the reasons they don't want want to sign Kaep.
For Vick's full appearance, check out the video below.