Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains on the sidelines... and in the headlines.
"GQ Magazine" has named Kaepernick it's "Citizen of the Year." He's gracing the cover of the December issue.
He's credited with starting the current wave of NFL protests during the National Anthem. He started kneeling during the pregame last season, and has since been joined by other athletes.
Editors say, "Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson -- athletes who risked everything to make a difference."
The Houston Texans were rumored to be interested in Kaepernick after rookie sensation Deshaun Watson was lost for the season to injury, but it never happened.
The controversial athlete was not interviewed for the issue, but agreed to a photo spread.