Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick named GQ's 'Citizen of the Year'

Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 10:24:36-05

GQ magazine announced its 22nd annual Men of the Year. And this year, taking one of the coveted spots was former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. 

Kaepernick was named GQ's "Citizen of the Year". 

In an excerpt about Kaepernick, the magazine said, "While Kap maintains his silent protest, he collaborated with GQ on a special project: a wide-ranging series of interviews with ten of his closest confidants and supporters—including rapper J. Cole, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, legendary artist Harry Belafonte, and more. Together, they explore Colin Kaepernick's actions, provide insight into his world right now, and explain why there's more work to be done."

GQ also named Stephen Colbert its "Bad Hombre of the Year," Gal Gadot its "Wonder Woman of the Year," and Kevin Durant its "Champion of the Year".