After word of the draft spread, some high-profile individuals reached out to Wilson. Most notably, Deion Sanders.
If I were @DangeRussWilson i would seriously consider baseball and weigh all options with the Texas Rangers. Truth
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) December 12, 2013
Sanders was a dual athlete in the pros, playing football and baseball. However, he never played quarterback, the most difficult position in professional sports.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York also thinks Wilson should give baseball a try, if only to give his Niners a clearer path in the NFC West.
— Jed York (@JedYork) December 13, 2013
For what it’s worth, Wilson batted .229 with 5 HRs, 26 RBI and 19 SB in 93 career minor league games.
[Thanks to SB Nation for turning two]