Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson To Attent Texas Rangers Spring Training [Photo]
Looks like the Texas Rangers will have a Super Bowl champion quarterback at spring training.
The champion tweeted a photo of him in a Rangers jersey, and he will participate with the team in drills and decide whether he wants to pursue a career in baseball.
ESPN has the details below.
The Rangers selected Wilson in the minor-league phase of the Rule-5 draft in December and at the time, Wilson said he was interested in coming to spring training. Wilson agent said a few weeks ago that the quarterback hadn’t decided what he was going to do following his Super Bowl victory and a crammed schedule.
But Wilson’s tweet means he’s going to at least come down and talk to the Rangers.
The Rangers paid $12,000 to pluck him from the Colorado Rockies’ organization in the draft with the hopes that some of the club’s young players could relate to him and see what it takes to be a successful professional player.
Wilson was drafted in the fourth round by the Rockies and hit .229 with five homers, 19 stolen bases and 118 strikeouts as a Class A second baseman in 2010 and 2011. That was before the Seahawks drafted him in the third round and Wilson opted for the NFL.
Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston is also working on being a dual sport star.
Check out the tweet in the gallery.