Russell Wilson’s preference between football and baseball? “Both”
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to do a lot of talking, and he’s talking more and more about baseball.
Following last week’s admission to Jimmy Kimmel that Wilson would consider playing football and baseball at the same time if his baseball rights were traded to the Seattle Mariners, Wilson spent the better part of an hour at The Rock Church in the San Diego area on Sunday, and he once again talked about playing baseball.
So which does he prefer? “Both,” Wilson said.
Will he ever play both?
“I have no idea,” Wilson said. “I believe if anybody could do it, I could. And I believe God’s put me -- gave me the ability to do it. I’ve done it my whole life.”
Wilson also pointed out that he turned down the opportunity to make a million dollars when first drafted to play baseball, opting to play football and baseball at the same time in college. Given that things worked out fairly well with that million-dollar gamble, perhaps Wilson will be even more inclined to make a $1.5 million gamble this year, turning down whatever the Seahawks offer him before the season, realizing that if he plays for $1.5 million this year, he’ll make a lot more on the back end.
And for those of you who ask why we keep writing about Wilson’s situation, here’s the answer: Unlike the vast majority of quarterbacks in similar situations, Wilson keeps talking about it.
This time around, the discussion about baseball came fairly early in the interview. So there may be more to come from this one.