Seahawks' Russell Wilson would consider playing for Seattle Mariners

It's the dog days of summer for the NFL

Training camps around the league won't open until the end of the month, meaningful games are months away and it's Fourth of July weekend.

It's the thick of baseball season, so who can blame Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for suggesting he'd consider putting on a big-league uniform and taking some hacks?

Wilson, whose baseball rights are owned by the Texas Rangers, appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday and was asked if he were traded to the Seattle Mariners, would he become a two-sport athlete a la Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders.

"I would definitely consider it," he said. Heck, Wilson could use the money too.

The 26-year-old Super Bowl-winning quarterback is set to make about $1.5 million this year, which doesn't sound so bad by itself.

But, that's less than every 2015 projected starter, plus guys who probably won't even see the field this year, like Sean Mannion (St. Louis Rams), Chase Daniel (Kansas City Chiefs) and Blaine Gabbert (San Francisco 49ers).

The Seahawks are reportedly working on making Wilson the highest-paid quarterback in the league. If no deal is reached, Wilson could become a free agent in 2016.

Wilson played Class-A ball for the Colorado Rockies' minor league affiliate, the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League, in 2011. In 61 games, Wilson hit .228 with three home runs before deciding to focus on playing football.

He was eventually acquired by the Rangers and for the last two years has shown up for part of spring training in Arizona.

Wilson probably doesn't need a second job to make ends meet, just something to do until football season.

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