Russell Wilson QB SEA 8 Months

FOX Sports confirms Russell Wilson won't "actively participate" in Texas Rangers spring training.

Any discerning fan already knew this, but apparently some didn't. The Rangers acquired Wilson's rights in last year's Rule 5 draft with the sole intention of using him as a mascot/motivational speaker. At one point, Wilson was pursuing a potential baseball career, but hung up his cleats after hitting .229/.354/.356 across 379 plate appearances in the low minor leagues.

Russell Wilson QB SEA 8 Months

Russell Wilson's agent confirmed the Super Bowl champ still plans to attend Texas Rangers camp this spring.

Seattle fans have nothing to worry about. Spring training runs from mid-February until March, so Wilson will not miss anything important, and the Rangers drafted him in December's Rule V draft simply to mentor some of their younger players. The young quarterback's baseball days are most likely behind him.

Russell Wilson QB SEA 8 Months

Russell Wilson checked out of Sunday's Super Bowl 48 stomping of the Broncos late in the fourth quarter after completing 18-of-25 throws for 206 yards and two touchdowns, with three rushes for 26 yards.

Tarvaris Jackson performed mop-up duty. The Seahawks don't ask Wilson to carry their offense on a week-to-week basis, and he didn't need to in the Super Bowl as Seattle's defense and special teams thoroughly dominated. Wilson was still highly efficient in third-down situations and avoided turnovers on a day where Seattle led 22-0 at the half, and didn't so much as allow a Denver score until the final play of the third quarter. Wilson has finished as a top-nine fantasy quarterback in each of his first two NFL seasons. He'll be worth a middle-round pick in 2014 re-drafts.

Russell Wilson QB SEA 8 Months

Russell Wilson completed 16-of-25 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions as the Seahawks outlasted San Francisco 23-17 in the NFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

It was a game for the ages, albeit one without much to call home about on offense. Wilson struggled mightily in the face of San Francisco's rush, taking four sacks and committing an intentional-grounding penalty. He lost a fumble on the very first play of the game. Routinely flushed up the middle, Wilson backpedalled instead of stepping up in the pocket, resulting in a host of dangerous plays. He hit just enough big throws to send Seattle to New York, however, including a Houdini-scramble that resulted in a 51-yard completion to Doug Baldwin. Wilson has struggled of late, generating just five touchdowns versus four turnovers over his past six games. He'll have to be better for Seattle to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Russell Wilson QB SEA 8 Months

Russell Wilson completed 9-of-18 passes for 103 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Seattle's 23-15, Divisional Round win over the Saints.

Bottled up as a runner, Wilson managed just three scrambles for 16 yards. Put simply, Wilson wasn't good. He missed a number of makable short passes, and overthrew Golden Tate on a fourth-quarter deep ball. A 16-yard completion to Percy Harvin could have easily been an interception. Wilson is now averaging just 157.4 passing yards over his past five games, and has managed only four scores in the process. He'll have to be better if the Seahawks are to win next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

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The Seahawks rested Russell Wilson with ten minutes left in their Week 15 game against the Giants with the score 23-0.

The Seahawks have done this on several occasions in blowout wins this year. Wilson finished with 206 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and eight scrambles for 50 yards. Wilson narrowly missed another touchdown when Golden Tate's second-quarter score was negated by Tate accidentally stepping out of bounds on his route. The Giants' defense actually defended Wilson stoutly despite the lopsided score, harassing him particularly in the first half and drilling him on several occasions. He was picked off in the third quarter by FS/slot CB Antrel Rolle. Wilson still came away with above-average production. The Seahawks host the division rival Cardinals in Week 16, where Wilson will remain a top-ten QB1 play in fantasy football.

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MLB's Texas Rangers took Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of Thursday's Rule 5 draft.

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Russell Wilson completed 15-of-25 passes for 199 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Seattle's 19-17, Week 14 loss to the 49ers.

Wilson rushed just once for two yards. He also committed a fumble, but the ball rolled out of bounds. Wilson had good success extending plays with his feet, but struggled to find open receivers in a fiercely-contested defensive battle. His lone score was a 39-yard strike to TE Luke Willson, where Willson did most of the work after the catch. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his pick came on a desperation heave with 0:26 remaining. The game snaps a string of six straight two-touchdown efforts for the second-year quarterback. Wilson should return to QB1 status in Week 15 against the Giants.

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Russell Wilson completed 22-of-30 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns in Seattle's 34-7, Week 13 dismantling of the Saints on Monday night.

Wilson could do no wrong. He picked apart the Saints' No. 3 pass defense and No. 5 overall defense with perfect throws and timely runs -- he added 47 yards rushing on eight carries in the dominating win. The 11-1 Seahawks also clinched a playoff spot and are near locks to be the NFC's No. 1 seed. There were many big throws from Wilson, but one of the best tosses came on a third-and-three in the first half. The Saints sent the house, but Wilson tossed a perfect ball over the top to Doug Baldwin in the face of pressure for a 52-yard gain. Baldwin later caught one of Wilson's touchdowns. The other two went to Zach Miller and Derrick Coleman. With 75 percent of the season in the books, Wilson is on pace to complete 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,562 yards, 29 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He's been a QB1 for the past month-plus. Wilson and the Seahawks travel to San Francisco in Week 14.

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Russell Wilson completed 19-of-26 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 10 win at Atlanta.