“I had gotten calls in the first and second and third round, and the Orioles wanted to take me then,” Wilson said on a conference call with Baltimore reporters Wednesday.
“I contemplated it or whatever, and I just told them I wanted to play two sports, so that was kind of my decision to go play at [North Carolina State], and obviously growing up near Baltimore, I’ve got a lot of family there in the Maryland area and D.C.”
Wilson played both baseball and football at North Carolina State, and played two years of professional baseball in the Colorado Rockies system. He made it to Single-A Asheville before deciding to solely focus on football.
Football hasn't exactly failed Wilson, though. His .717 winning percentage is second-best among active quarterbacks behind New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and he rates second behind Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a 100.2 career passer rating.
Wilson has led the Seahawks to two straight Super Bowls, winning the first.