A two-sport star in college, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has consistently explored a move to baseball during NFL offseasons.
Seattle Seahawks starting QB Russell Wilson, fresh off a lose in Super Bowl XLIX, will reportedly meet with the MLB’s Texas Rangers at spring training when it opens next month.
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Rangers GM Jon Daniels told FOX Sports Southwest that they were inviting Wilson – who the team acquired the rights to from the Colorado Rockies in December 2013 – to their spring training camp for what will likely be a conversation about potentially playing for the team in the NFL offseason.
A year before being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, Wilson was a minor league baseball player for the Colorado Rockies, batting a pedestrian 3 home runs, 15 RBs and a .228 batting average in 61 games for the Asheville Tourists.
Even though Wilson informed the Rockies he would be ending his MLB baseball career to join the 2012 NFL draft, teams were still interested in him as a baseball prospect.
Wilson attended the 2014 Rangers camp, but never indicated once that he was serious about signing with the team and playing baseball instead of football.
A former Pro Bowler and two-time NFC Champion QB, Wilson is poised to receive a lucrative contract extension with the Seahawks in the offseason after leading the team to their second-straight Super Bowl appearance and only Super Bowl win in franchise history.