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GQ magazine has named quarterback Colin Kaepernick as its 2017 Citizen of the Year. (Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)

GQ magazine has named quarterback Colin Kaepernick as its 2017 Citizen of the Year.

GQ gave Kaepernick the title because of his protests against police brutality against minorities.

GQ interviewed a number of people to shed more light on Kaepernick and what he has been doing while away from football.

Players have given praise to Kaepernick for his protests. Although Kaepernick is not currently on an NFL roster many players continue to support Kaepernick by kneeling during the national anthem.

Some believe that owners have intentionally not hired Kaepernick. There has been a strong backlash by fans who have threatened to boycott the NFL if nothing is done about the kneeling.

Kaepernick himself believes the NFL owners have colluded against him. He has filed a grievance case against the NFL with the help of the players association.

For now, Kaepernick is still not on an NFL roster. Kaepernick has stated that he wants to sign with a team and play football again. Time will tell if owners really did collude against him and if a team will be willing to deal with some backlash and give him a chance.

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