QB Wilson to attend Rangers' camp

Russell Wilson

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A Super Bowl winning quarterback is coming to spring training.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Thursday that he will be at Texas Rangers spring training on March 3.

Wilson tweeted a photo of himself holding a No. 3 Rangers jersey:

Hey @Rangers fans... See you at "Surprise" Arizona on March 3! #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/ZiaEmtL0nW

- Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 20, 2014

It's unclear whether Wilson will participate in some drills or just talk with some of the players.

Rangers officials said they will be in touch with Mark Rodgers, Wilson's agent, in the next few days to figure out what Wilson might do. But it's likely he wouldn't be at spring training long.

The Rangers selected Wilson in the minor-league phase of the Rule-5 draft in December and at the time, Wilson said he was interested in coming to spring training. Wilson agent said a few weeks ago that the quarterback hadn't decided what he was going to do following his Super Bowl victory and a crammed schedule.

But Wilson's tweet means he's going to at least come down and talk to the Rangers.

The Rangers paid $12,000 to pluck him from the Colorado Rockies' organization in the draft with the hopes that some of the club's young players could relate to him and see what it takes to be a successful professional player.

"Everything you see and read about him and seeing him play on Sundays, you hear about the work ethic, the person," Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller said in December. "I think that's going to be a positive message for all of our players in our system, our coaches, everybody to have somebody like that around.

"At the end of the day, if he decides it's not something he wants to come back and do full time, just having him around, having him talk to a group, I think there's definitely positives in all that."

Wilson was drafted in the fourth round by the Rockies and hit .229 with five homers, 19 stolen bases and 118 strikeouts as a Class A second baseman in 2010 and 2011. That was before the Seahawks drafted him in the third round and Wilson opted for the NFL.

Wilson threw for 206 yards and was 18-of-25 passing with two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 43-8 blistering of the  Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl a few weeks ago. He had 26 touchdowns and threw for 3,357 yards (completing 63.1 percent of his passes) in the regular season. He also ran for 539 yards and a touchdown.

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