Wilson said he was inspired by his late father, who always used to tell him: "Russ, why not you?"
Wilson said he's going through "a championship offseason" and that he and his teammates are hungry for another title, the report said.
"He needs all the attention that everyone else needs, and he’s gonna get it,” Carroll said. “Russell’s just a young guy figuring it out. Of course, he applies himself so well that you think that he’s okay. I think that would be a tragic mistake. He’s just developing. He’s just coming on. He needs work fundamentally. He needs work on the principles of what we’re doing. He needs repetitions with the guys he plays with. All of that will just continue to add to his play.
"So we’re not going to treat him any differently than anybody else. We’re gonna battle like crazy to make him push his game as far as he can take it."
The Rangers selected Wilson in the Rule 5 draft last December. He spent two years in the Colorado Rockies' minor-league system, batting .229.
"The guy has had a lot of success and he has a championship attitude," Washington told MLB.com."We're going to give him a chance to talk to our young kids and see what happens. Maybe [shortstop Elvis Andrus] and some of those young guys can hang with him and see what he has to offer."
Wilson played two years in the Rockies' organization and later was selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft.
"[W]e go into this offseason with my hopes are that he is really going to take another big step forward," Carroll said of Wilson according to the Seattle Times.
Wilson finished the regualr season with 3,357 passing yards and 26 touchdowns with only nine interceptions, tacking on 539 rush yards and a rushing score. He added 524 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptiions in the playoffs along with 42 rush yards.
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