Citizen of the Year. One of the Men of the Year.
Colin Kaepernick may be called many things, but those are just a couple of new labels being thrown his way, courtesy of GQ magazine.
"In 2013, Colin Kaepernick was on the cover of this magazine because he was one of the best football players in the world. In 2017, Colin Kaepernick is on GQ's cover once again—but this time it is because he isn't playing football," GQ editors said.
Kaepernick gained national attention when he began kneeling for the national anthem in what he said was protesting racial injustice. The former 49ers quarterback opted out of his contract at the end of the 2016 season and is now a free agent.
The list also includes Stephen Colbert being named the Bad Hombre of the Year, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman of the Year, and Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant as the Champion of the Year.
In the Men (and Women) of the Year 2017 issue, Kaepernick spoke about activism, protests, and equality, and offered insights into Colin Kaepernick himself.
The interview runs in the December 2017 issue of GQ.