The Facts: Kaepernick has been named one of the world's most influential people. Time magazine placed the quarterback on their prestigious list of the planet's 100 most influential individuals of 2017, which was revealed Thursday.
Diehards Line:Kaepernick, who sparked a national conversation about race, social inequality and activism through the decision not to stand during the playing of the national anthem during NFL games, was placed in the Icons subcategory alongside names like U.S. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons and pioneering actress Viola Davis. Kaepernick's magazine blurb was written by his former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, who stated Kaepernick "boldly and courageously confronted perceived inequalities in our social-justice system." He credited Kaepernick with standing alone in his endeavor at first when the vitriol was at its height. ... Kaepernick remains unsigned.