After acquiring Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 draft at the MLB Winter Meetings back in December, all kinds of jokes were thrown around about the Texas Rangers having the best quarterback in DFW, and so on.
Of course, Wilson is preparing to play in the frigid Super Bowl this Sunday against legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, but as soon as that's over, Wilson won't go on vacation.
He's set to report to spring training with the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz. He's not going to devote his time to baseball, don't get it twisted, but he does want to go, perhaps play some and serve in a "motivational" role with the Rangers.
Wilson is an accomplished baseball player. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010, when he got his own baseball card. Now, Topps is set to release another one, this time as a prospect with the Rangers.
"There are two reasons we decided to put him in," Marc Stephens, the marketing manager for Topps, told Fox Sports. "First he switched teams. Plus, for the same reason the Rangers picked him up, he's an exciting story, a big story. As soon as he switched teams we wanted a prospect card of him. It seemed like a good idea considering the success he's had. We wanted to showcase a dual-sport athlete."
So there you go. Buy lots of packs, get lots of awful bubble gum and find you a Russell Wilson baseball card.