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Is Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson poised to go from the pages of MLB Trade Rumors to Pro Football Rumors? Maybe not, but this is perhaps a story to keep an eye on. On Wednesday, the Rangers announced that they have traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations. 

Wilson has no current plans to try and become a two-sport athlete, sources tell Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, but he remains passionate about baseball and wants to be around the game. The 29-year-old (30 in November) is not about to leave the Seahawks and walk away from what he does best, but Rangers GM Jon Daniels has indicated in the past that Wilson could have a future in baseball if he ever decided to make the leap.

“Russell has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he’d have a shot if he committed to baseball,” Daniels said in a 2015 interview. “Obviously, he’s got a pretty good thing going on with the Seahawks, and we’re not going to get in the way of that. Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports.”

The four-time Pro Bowler is under contract with the Seahawks through 2019 per the terms of the four-year, $87.6MM extension he signed back in 2015.

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This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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