His Super Bowl title efforts not even 24 hours old yet, Russell Wilson is planning his next venture.
Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, told Fox Sports on Monday that the Seahawks quarterback plans to go to spring training with the Rangers, who selected him in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft in December.
Wilson, 25, has no plans to drop football, especially with a championship to defend.
“Obviously, my focus is on football. Mr. Daniels and I talked about that,” Wilson, a .229/.354/.356 hitter with five homers in 93 professional games in the Rockies system, told BA contributor Jeff Wilson in December. “I’m sure I’ll go down there for spring training and just talk to some of their players and hang out with some of them. It’d be kind of a cool experience, but that’s down the road.”
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels made it clear to Wilson in December that he understands the QB’s chosen path, but likes what Wilson can bring to spring training.
“We always talk about, not just in baseball but in other sports and industry, the great leaders, the great innovators, the coaches, the guys with elite-level work ethic,” Daniels told Wilson. “One of the guys the last couple years we talk about to our scouts the kind of makeup we’re looking for, what wins, Russell Wilson has been an example of that.”