Bo Jackson knows a thing or two about what it means to be a true two-sport athlete, so when he offers sage advice about playing football and baseball to Russell Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback better listen.
Speaking to the media at the Chicago White Sox training camp, Jackson had this to say about Wilson’s baseball aspirations, just weeks after the Seattle pivot joined the Texas Rangers for spring training. The Rangers selected Wilson in the Rule 5 draft this past December.
“Stick to what got (Wilson) in the headlines, not baseball,” Jackson said. “Twenty-five or 30 years ago when I did it, I’m not trying to say anything negative about other athletes, but the talent pool wasn’t that deep. In this day in age, with all the high-tech training, computer-engineered workouts and the proper food and diet, if you try to concentrate on two sports, I guarantee you’re going to ride the bench in both because the talent is that deep. Stick to whatever sport you’re comfortable with and let everything else go.”
Bo makes a lot of good points, because Bo knows sports. To his credit, Wilson admits that while being a two-sport athlete would be a dream, his main focus is football and winning another Super Bowl with the Seahawks, which I’m sure is music to the ears of everyone in the Seattle front office.