Russell Wilson Still Has Not Given Up on Dream of Playing Two Sports


Is it realistic to think that Russell Wilson might really try someday to play professional baseball again?

In Wilson’s eyes, the answer is apparently yes.

In a statement sure to get a lot of attention, the Seattle quarterback told Bryant Gumbel during a recent interview for HBO’s Real Sports that he has not closed the door on the idea of someday playing both football and baseball.

“You never want to kill the dream of playing two sports,” Wilson said in a clip of the interview that was provided to media today by HBO for the show that will debut on April 21. “I would honestly play two sports.”

Asked by Gumbel what is stopping him, Wilson said “I don’t know. I may push the envelope a little bit one of these days.”

It’s worth remembering, of course, that Wilson is still negotiating a contract extension with the Seahawks, and it probably doesn’t hurt Wilson to leave the baseball option out there until that contract is completed. There is speculation that Wilson could get a deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the NFL, topping the $22 million annual salary of Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.

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SOURCE: Bob Condotta
Seattle Times

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