Russell Wilson Still Dreams of Playing Two Sports
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has started two Super Bowls in his short three-year NFL career so far. Could he possibly start in a World Series as well before things are all said and done? Wilson will not shoot down the notion yet. In an interview with HBO's Bryant Gumbel, the current quarterback believes that he would one day play baseball if it were feasible.
"I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," the 26-year-old said. "I would honestly play two sports."
As interesting as that sounds, Gumbel then asked why he has not made the dream a reality.
"I don't know," Wilson answered. "I may push the envelope a little bit one of these days."
Professional baseball actually had the first crack at Wilson, not once, but twice. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of high school in the 2007 MLB draft, but chose to attend NC State instead. He was drafted again by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 MLB draft, but went on to the NFL instead.
The Texas Rangers were able to acquire Wilson from the Rockies during the 2013 Rule 5 draft. He has attended Rangers' spring training multiple times to participate in workouts and to talk with the team.
Wilson is currently in the midst of contract extension negotiations with the Seahawks.