The “My Cleats, My Cause” campaign is back by popular demand.
The NFL is expected to revive the customized cleats event during Week 13 this season after it drew praise last year, The MMQB reported Wednesday, citing unidentified league sources.
“We’ll discuss it after the (Giants game) and come up with our starter,” Bowles said. “We’ll do it Monday after watching the film.”
Hackenberg had a chance to prove himself last weekend, but was abysmal in his preseason start against the Lions.
He went 2 for 6 for 14 yards in his five possessions, was sacked twice and fumbled once. When Petty took over, he posted better numbers by going 15 for 24 for 160 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
McCown also has far more experience on his side after spending 15 seasons in the league.
However, Bowles recently said the scrutiny of Hackenberg was unfair and that he didn’t have much of a chance to prove himself.
“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,” Vick said. “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.”
Vick said people advised him during his own career to adopt a professional look, but he didn’t listen until the end of his playing days. He also said he realized he needed to clean up his image if he wanted a second chance in the NFL after spending 18 months in prison for financing a dogfighting ring and being directly involved in the killing of dogs.