Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. 

While the 29-year-old former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback isn't giving up the gridiron for the baseball diamond, Wilson is expected to attend the Yankee's upcoming Grapefruit League camp in Tampa, Florida. 

Wilson, a four-time Pro Bowler, said in a statement that his time playing baseball has helped him as an NFL quarterback.

"While football is my passion and my livelihood, baseball remains a huge part of where I came from and who I am today,” Wilson said in a statement. “I’ve learned so much on the baseball field that translates to my game physically and mentally playing quarterback in the NFL.”

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