No one disputes that Kaepernick hasn't played his best football in the past couple of seasons, but he's been better than most think.
The move was deeply polarizing, as everyone from pundits and players to President Obama weighed in on Kaepernick's behavior.
Kaepernick is still a free agent with many believing the 29-year-old quarterback has been blackballed from the league.
The late 90s and early 2000s spawned similar hairstyles, as athletes like Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant donned corn rows and afros.
Vick certainly knows a bit about controversy, as his National Football League career was put on hold after spending time in prison following a guilty plea for felony dog-fighting charges.More news: Neymar is uncomfortable at Barcelona
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"You're already dealing with a lot, a lot of controversy surrounding this issue, and the most important thing he needs to do is just try to be presentable". "We understand it. It's time for Colin to step up in a different way".
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's not about selling out". 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. "People are going to want to sign you, going to want to see you play", he said. "And maybe it was due to coaching changes and musical chairs in the positions around him and players, but I think in terms of him getting back on the field, it's going to have to be a team that suits his skill set and what he does well".
"Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct", Vick, 37, continued. Until I was going through the turmoil and the hardships, and it was very hard, and then I started to see what was most important.
"It was a hard process, and it was one I didn't like, but it was one I had to accept".