Colin Kaepernick Is Appealing To Wear A Tinted Visor This Year And He Might Actually Have A Legitimate Case
CSN- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has worn a tinted visor in his helmet during the team’s offseason and training camp, is awaiting final approval from the NFL to fashion the apparatus during games.
“I’m going through that process currently,” Kaepernick said on Friday.
The NFL rulebook states that "tinted eye shields may be worn only after the League office is supplied with appropriate medical documentation and approval is subsequently granted. The League office has final approval.”
Kaepernick said a doctor advised the use of the visor.
Don't get it twisted, I am not arguing that Colin Kaepernick truly needs the help of a tinted visor. The doctor that "advised" that he start wearing one is probably the same doctor looking over The Rock's use of prescription pills in 'Ballers'. Either that or he's a diehard 49er's fans that watched his former starting quarterback's passes sail so far away from their intended recipient that he has no choice but to believe it was an optical issue. In fact, that's the very reason why I think he actually has a chance to win an appeal with a league that prides itself on saying "no" more than a born again virgin on Spring Break. All they have to do it turn on the game tape and it becomes increasingly hard to definitively say that Colin Kaepernick's vision isn't in massive need of correction. His oft-comical inaccuracy may have landed him on the bench behind a quarterback that the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't deem useful, but I'll be damned if it doesn't afford him the opportunity to own a badass helmet that he'll never get to wear in a meaningful game. If you're going to suck then you might as well milk your ineptitude for all it's worth. In this case it happens to potentially be worth some Terminator-esque eyewear. A visor that makes it impossible for the opposition to read his eyes probably won't make his passes less telegraphed, but it should intimidate the fuck out of that scout team defense on the practice field...