ESPN’s the magazine’s “The Body issue” has just hit news stands. We already gave you a peek at Wizards’ guard John Wall and Nuggets’ forward Kenneth Faried. Now check out more from the issue featuring 49’ers teammates Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis, WNBA star Swin Cash, boxer Marlin Esparaza and more.
Colin explains his thoughts on image and addresses the controversy about his tattoos at the QB position:
I don’t want to be the standard image. I don’t want to be that perfect mold of, ‘This is what every quarterback before you looked like. This is what you are supposed to look like.’ One of the biggest things when I first started playing was, ‘Oh, you have tattoos, you don’t dress the same as most quarterbacks do.’ To me, as long as I go out and play well, it shouldn’t be a problem of how I dress, or whether I have tattoos or not, or whether I wear a snapback or beanie. That’s just who I am