This week, the Texas Rangers selected Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 Draft. After already saying he loves the game, but isn’t interested, many have wondered whether or not he’s making the right decision.
Are they thinking this through?
Why in the world would Wilson leave a team like the Seahawks, at the pinnacle of the NFC and in the running for a Super Bowl this season, to go play baseball? Not only are the Seahawks dominant this year, but they will be a very, very good football team for years to come with the core they have built.
Wilson is just 25, in his second season, and already has placed his name among the greatest passers of all time. Does anybody remember just a year ago he set the rookie record for passing touchdowns in a season? Who was that formerly held by again?
I believe his name rhymes with Clayton Channing.
The guy is the face of the franchise and completely adored by all of Washington. It’d be almost impossible for the state of Texas to love Wilson even half the amount Seattle has. He’s the poster boy, the golden boy, the team’s savior and most importantly, he’s established himself as one of the top individuals in his community.
Seattle arguably has the most dominating defense in all of football. They have a multi-dimensional offense that, for the most part, is one of the best units in all of the game. Wilson is only going to get better as he progresses early on in his career. The Seahawks very well could get even better all around, and may win multiple Super Bowls under Wilson.
So, tell me again why he’d throw that away?
That’s just ridiculous — pure lunacy.