Russell Wilson might want to re-consider the whole football thing.
“This is a unique opportunity for us to learn from an extraordinary athlete who has reached the pinnacle of his profession. After talking to a number of our players, there is a genuine excitement in having Russell join us for a short time in camp. We are all looking forward to gaining insight into how he leads teammates toward a common goal, prepares on a daily basis for the rigors of sport, and navigates the successes and failures of a season.”
Of course, Wilson has plenty to say as well.
“I want to personally thank the Texas Rangers for giving me the chance to experience professional baseball again. Growing up taking grounders, hitting BP, and throwing deep post routes early in the mornings with my dad and brother is where my love of sports came from, and those memories stick with me every morning I wake up …”
But don’t expect a transition anytime soon. After all, his heart belongs to football.
“While football is my passion and my livelihood, baseball remains a huge part of where I came from and who I am today. I’ve learned so much on the baseball field that translates to my game physically and mentally playing quarterback in the NFL. I thank the Rangers and their great fans for making me feel at home and a part of the family! While I embrace the chance to be a New York Yankee, I will forever be grateful to have been a part of a world-class organization like the Texas Rangers.”
Still, he’s going to be in camp come March. Yankees camp, that is.
“Wilson is expected to be in Major League camp in March. While he is in Tampa, Wilson will participate in pregame workouts with the club and watch games from the Yankees’ dugout.”
Over 86 games between A/low-A back in 2010-11, Wilson would slash .229/.354/.356.
Again, baseball probably isn’t in his future. But in the meantime, something is happening during the offseason. Something very small, of course. But something nonetheless. The Seahawks are coming off a 9-7 season. Not only that, but they would miss the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
Seattle only has him under contract through 2019. By the end of that deal, he’ll only be 30. So, it’s the Seahawks for a little while longer. But after that?