IRVING, Texas -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a battle between two of the better teams in the NFC.
And while Wilson is leading a team that's defending a Super Bowl title, he speaks fondly of what might have been with the Texas Rangers.
Last December, Wilson was a Rule 5 minor league draft pick. Wilson had spent two seasons in the minors with the Colorado Rockies organization playing rookie ball in 2010 and Class-A in 2011.
The Rangers decided to take a chance Wilson returning to baseball full-time instead of football when they drafted him.
"I think God kind of directed my steps," Wilson said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. "If I would have played baseball full-time, I believe it would’ve worked out. I was dedicated to playing baseball when I was playing baseball. I was dedicated to football when I was playing football. I believe I had the talent. Obviously being drafted by the Texas Rangers was a pretty cool thing last year. So to be a part of that organization is a great thing. It’s really an honor."
In his only appearance with the Rangers, Wilson, an infielder, fielded grounders in spring training and didn't play in any games.
"I love the game of baseball. Obviously watching the playoffs now, watching all the guys play, all the people I know playing in the playoffs it’s a exciting sport," he said. "But there’s nothing like playing the game of football and there’s nothing like being the quarterback of a great football team that has this passion to win, this desire to be great. To be a part of that is truly an honor as well."