Saw this first on Backing the Pack so I must give credit there. The following article, from Inside the Colorado Rockies, discusses the signing and what the next step will be for Russell. It looks like he’s going to have quite a busy summer.
The key word in the entire release from the web site is allowed. Russell will be “allowed” to play football. As BTP pointed out, that doesn’t necessarily mean he will. In my gut I feel like Russell will be back, but at this point there are certainly no guarantees. If the next month goes very well perhaps Wilson will re-think his commitment to NC State and go forward with baseball.
If Wilson decides to come back, he’s the starter. In my view it’s not even a tough decision. You start the players that give you the absolute best chance to win and right now Russell is that player at the QB spot. Not to say that Mike Glennon wouldn’t be fine, but as of now Wilson still has an edge. That being said, fall camp will likely be another interesting “battle” to see how much Glennon will play. Tom O’Brien has allowed players to determine who plays based on practice and this situation will likely be no different in the sense that competition will happen.
Despite it being a “dead” period in sports, the next couple of months will be very interesting.
Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback for North Carolina State.
His professional future, however, is in baseball, and he took the first step in that direction on Saturday. Wilson, who had worked out for two days with the Colorado Rockies, agreed to a contract.
Wilson will report to short-season Class A Tri-City in the next day or two, but will be allowed to play this fall for North Carolina State’s football team. Wilson was the Rockies fourth-round draft choice.