Since the Texas Rangers drafted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 draft in December, his plan has always been to attend spring training with the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz., and take part in some drills while mainly serving as a motivational speaker to the Rangers' young prospects.
Funny how playing football into February and winning a Super Bowl can change those plans.
Now, apparently, Wilson is debating whether to join the Rangers in Surprise in a couple of weeks after leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl XLVIII championship with a dominant win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Refuting earlier reports on Tuesday that Wilson's agent had said he was still fully expecting to report to spring training with the Rangers, ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett exchanged text messages with Wilson's agent, who said Wilson's plans are still up in the air.
"I know he was honored to be drafted by the Rangers, but there is no pressure or obligation to report," Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers said. "Ideally, people will allow Russell to enjoy the Super Bowl victory and relish in that accomplishment before making any firm commitments for the offseason."
Rangers GM Jon Daniels said he completely understands that mindset while considering when to contact his second baseman/Super Bowl winning quarterback.
"We'll connect when he comes up for air," Daniels said.