Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday

Russell Wilson answers questions a day after the last game of the season in the Seahawks locker room as other players clean out their lockers

"I'm heading to spring training on Monday".

The Yankees acquired Wilson in a trade with the Texas Rangers on February 7.

In the short video on the Tweet, Wilson talks of throwing passes to Yankees slugger Aaron Judge - who got offers out of high school to play receiver from the likes of Notre Dame and Stanford - and having a home run derby with Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. As a quarterback, leadership is obviously a huge role for him and he's developed a reputation of being a tremendous leader.

The 29-year-old Wilson led the Seahawks to the 2014 Super Bowl championship, defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8.

"I'm excited", Aaron Boone said. But yeah we're talking about a high-character guy, a guy who has won at the highest level in the National Football League and as a quarterback, leadership obviously is a huge role for him and he's developed a reputation of being a tremendous leader.

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Wilson, however, will not play in any spring training games, according to a team spokesman.

Count recent acquisition and Seahawks fan Brandon Drury among those who are excited to spend time in camp with Wilson. I know how excited, first and foremost, he is to come here and be around these guys.

The Yankees assigned Wilson to Double-A Trenton's roster after acquiring him. This is the sport that let Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks play in actual spring training games. "I'm a big Russell Wilson fan, so it's pretty cool".

Wilson, who played two years of professional baseball in the Rockies organization after being selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, was traded from the Rangers to the Yankees for future considerations on February 7.

Wilson hit.229 with five home runs, 19 stolen bases and 26 RBIs in two seasons as a Rockies minor leaguer.

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