Russell Wilson says he’s a better baseball player than Tim Tebow
Russell Wilson has thrown down the gauntlet, as it were, at the feet of Tim Tebow in a hypothetical battle over their respective baseball talents.
“I always feel like baseball was actually my best sport,” Wilson said during an appearance on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast this week, per TMZ Sports.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was a star baseball player with the NC State Wolfpack from 2008-2010. He was later drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round (140th pick overall) of the 2010 MLB draft.
Wilson was traded to the Rangers organization in 2013 and appeared at spring training with the team in 2014 and 2015 before being acquired by the New York Yankees in a trade back in 2018.
“Baseball was actually my love,” Russ said on the podcast. “I played that since I was young. That was probably the sport — was probably one of my best sports.”
As far as a head-to-head ballpark matchup with Tebow — who continues to toil in the minors with the New York Mets organization — Wilson is confident he’d prevail.
“I’ma go with me,” Wilson said. “I’ma go with me. I can turn a mean double-play, Tim.”
As mentioned, Tebow’s unrealized goal of becoming a full-fledged Major League Baseball player have seemingly been stuck in neutral for some time now. Despite any signs of substantive progress at the minor-league level, Tebow refuses to call it quits on his long-shot MLB dreams, at least for now.
Wilson, meanwhile, last appeared on a baseball field with an MLB team in 2018 when he made an appearance at Yankees spring training in Tampa, Fla.