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.
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.
Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly have been denounced by President Donald Trump. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March and hasn't been signed by another team.
Kaepernick says on Twitter he's "honored" by the recognition.
The interview runs in the December 2017 issue of GQ.