Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws a pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
After hearing rumors of some waffling and back-and-forth, Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson revealed on Thursday via his Twitter account that he will be reporting to Texas Rangers spring training in Surprise, Ariz.
He plans on reporting on March 3, and his role and capacity is still yet to be determined, but it's believed he'll serve in a mentoring/motivational speaking role with the team's younger players. Wilson played in the Colorado Rockies' system in 2010 and 2011 as a second baseman until he was drafted in 2012 by the Seahawks. Wilson was selected by the Rangers in December's Rule 5 draft, which was seen then as nothing more than a bit or publicity stunt, but apparently the Rangers' front office thinks highly enough of him that they were fairly serious with the decision.
The Rangers spent $12,000 to get him away from the Rockies organization, and now the Rnagers hope that small investment pays off in some way.