Russell Wilson headed to Rangers Spring Training

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It had been reported, before the Super Bowl had been over for 24 hours, that Russell Wilson would report to Rangers’ Spring Training.

Then, Wilson’s baseball agent, Mark Rodgers, said that the decision was ‘fluid,’ and that the Super Bowl winning quarterback may not report to Surprise, Arizona.

Now, Wilson has a jersey, the number 3, and a ticket to Rangers’ Spring Training. Late Friday afternoon, Wilson tweeted out a picture that put any speculation to rest.

Russell Wilson was taken by the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft from the Colorado Rockies for a grand total of $12,000. Jon Daniels and company had wanted the 25-year old Seattle Seahawk, not to give up his football career for an infielder’s glove and cleats, but to be more of an influential figurehead to the younger players in camp.

Wilson is a second baseman by trade, and before he was drafted by the Seahawks in 2012, he hit .229 with five home runs and nineteen stolen bases in the Rockies’ Class A organization over 2010 and 2011.

Topics: Seattle Seahawks, Texas Rangers

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