Colin Kaepernick named 'Citizen of the Year' by GQ Magazine

(GQ Magazine)
(GQ Magazine)

HOUSTON – The magazine GQ has named Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year” in its new issue.

Kaepernick tweeted out the cover this morning, saying he was honored by the recognition.

GQ also tweeted the cover, which reads: “Men of the Year: The New American Heroes.”

Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is currently a free agent.

Kaepernick is known for kneeling during the National Anthem as a sign of resistance and activism following the deaths of several African-Americans in police-related incidents and other social justice causes.

The Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said recently that  they’ve discussed signing Kaepernick.

Kaepernick remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests.

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