Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine's citizen of the year

GQ Magazine names Colin Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'

GQ Magazine names Colin Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'

Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) appeared on "Fox & Friends" this morning to react to GQ Magazine naming Colin Kaepernick "Citizen of the Year". In the most recent development surrounding former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the resulting police brutality protests, several individuals, including NFL owners Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft, will be deposed by Kaepernick's lawyers and asked to turn in their cell phone and email records regarding allegations that the league blackballed Kaepernick, according to The Washington Post. 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.

Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, meant as a protest against racial injustice. Since his initial protests, dozens of athletes have joined in, kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity. Kaepernick, who became a free agent after last season, remains unemployed, as no team has signed him to a new contract.

"Approximately 90 men are now employed as quarterbacks in the National Football League, as either starters or reserves, and Colin Kaepernick is better-indisputably, undeniably, flat-out better-than at least 70 of them", GQ said in explaining why Kaepernick was chosen as its Citizen of the Year.