Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" today – Thursday, February 22 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Russell Wilson To Report To Yankees Spring Training
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced on social media that he will be reporting to New York Yankees spring training next week in Tampa, Florida.
"Hey New York city – I'm here, I've got the Yankees hat on, I'm heading to spring training on Monday," Wilson said. "I can't wait to see you guys February 26, we're gonna have some fun for that week."
Wilson, who will be wearing No. 73 for the Yankees, had his baseball rights traded to New York from the Texas Rangers at the beginning of the month. In the video above, Wilson also had some words for Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
"Hey, Aaron Judge, I know you want to throw some passes, so let's play some ball," Wilson said. "We'll have a little home run derby too. Stanton, I'm coming for you, too. We'll have some fun, baby."
Photos of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson visiting spring training with the New York Yankees.
Wilson played two years of pro baseball in the Colorado Rockies' minor league system before being drafted in the third-round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. In 2013, the Rangers took Wilson in the MLB Rule 5 draft, and since then, he has made appearances at spring training and club workouts during the NFL offseason. After being traded to the Yankees, Wilson reiterated that his main goal is to win Super Bowls and play quarterback in the NFL.
"Playing two sports has always been a dream," Wilson said. "But at this point in my life, playing quarterback in the NFL is a job I love and a responsibility I work on and take seriously every single day. My main goal is to win multiple Super Bowls coming up, to keep winning games and do my job at the highest level I can."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from the Seahawks Pro Shop, who is offering fans another chance to take advantage of their President's Day sale:
More From Around The Web
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com picked a free agent for every team.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle previews what to expect during the NFL franchise tag period.
Finally, for CBS Sports, former NFL agent Joel Corry looked at five players who could reset the market value for non-quarterbacks this offseason.