Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith is going to Disneyworld after being named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII, but he’s not the only player planning a trip in the near future.
The baseball agent for quarterback Russell Wilson told Jon Morosi of FOX Sports that his client still plans to appear at Texas Rangers spring training in Surprise, Arizona. There’s no word on when Wilson plans to appear nor any details of what he’ll do when he gets there, but it seems highly unlikely that Wilson will be following up his Super Bowl win with an attempt to become this generation’s Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders or Brian Jordan.
When the Rangers acquired Wilson in December, their assistant G.M. A.J. Preller said that “the biggest thing that intrigued us on Russell from afar is the makeup, the way he goes about his business, the professionalism, the competitor, the message we try to preach throughout our organization, for us to at least have that as part of our organization.”
That would suggest Wilson is going to go to Surprise to speak to the Rangers players, share his experiences and pose for some pictures in the team’s uniform rather than resume a baseball career that saw him hit .238 in parts of two minor league seasons. After all, this football thing seems to be working out pretty well for him.