Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s 2017 Citizen of the Year! This is his second time for being on the cover of GQ. The first time was back in 2013 for being one of the best football players. This year its because he “standing up ” for peoples rights. “He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference. ” Get your copy of GQ today to read more about Kapernick.