Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is going to make an appearance in the Texas Rangers’ minor league camp next week.
And while he said he wants to “steal a base or something,” he admitted he might be stealing a few trade secrets as well.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, via the Seattle Times, Wilson said his goal was to “be an owner of a team someday.”
“I’m looking to get around as many people as I can,” he said of his baseball drop-in. “After playing 20 years, hopefully for the Seahawks, hopefully I can do that.”
Wilson can’t renegotiate his cheapskate rookie deal until after the 2014 season, and even then, he’s going to have to play a long time — and invest wisely — to go from rich player money to wealthy owner money. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is the only former player to own a team, and it took him decades in the restaurant business after his playing days to accumulate the kind of wealth needed.