It was just a few short weeks ago that the Texas Rangers made an unusual selection in Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 Draft. They selected current Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson and invited him to Spring Training.
While General Manager Jon Daniels made it clear to both the media and to Wilson that he doesn’t want to distract him from his playoff and Super Bowl aspirations, he did indicate that Wilson’s leadership qualities would be more than welcome in Surprise, Arizona when the Rangers report for Spring Training.
Jameis Winston, however, is a different story. In an ESPN Insider article, Doug Mittler states that the Heisman Trophy winner might still explore the road traveled by the likes of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson, and attempt to become a professional two-sport athlete. Winston was drafted in the 15th round of the 2012 Draft by Daniels and company, having been both a reliever and outfielder for the Florida State Seminoles. His decision to play for Florida State’s football program seems to have worked itself out, however.
An eye should be kept on Winston, however, as he is eligible to be drafted again in 2015.