Russell Wilson, you just won Super Bowl XLVIII. What are doing next?
Well, apparently the Seattle Seahawks quarterback will at least make an spring-training appearance with the Texas Rangers.
Fox Sports' Jon Moroni, quoting Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers, says the former University of Wisconsin athlete will go ahead with plans to join the Rangers at their spring training facility in Surprise, Ariz., which is about 25 miles northwest of Phoenix, when players report later this month.
The Rangers selected Wilson in the Rule V draft in December. Wilson hasn't played in the minor leagues since 2011 when he hit .228 in 61 games with the Asheville Tourists, a Class A team within the Colorado Rockies organization, before cutting short his summer and coming to Madison as a transfer quarterback for the University of Wisconsin.
Super Bowl champ (and infielder) Russell Wilson still plans to appear at @Rangers spring training, per his baseball agent, Mark Rodgers.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 3, 2014
Rodgers said Wilson is interested in maintaining a relationship with Rangers and ties to MLB; this would be fun for him, Rodgers said.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 3, 2014
Of course, there is a good chance Wilson — drafted as an infielder — would not even field grounders if he does show up in Surprise. In fact, a Morosi Tweet suggest the team would like him to share his experiences with members of the organization, especially its younger players.
Rangers selected Russell Wilson in December Rule 5 draft and said they would love for him to talk with their minor leaguers. @FOXSports1— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 3, 2014