Samardzija too proud to jump to football

As a record-setting receiver for Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija might have had a bright NFL future, but he chose baseball and signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2006. After three seasons of shuttling between the major and minor leagues as well as the starting rotation and bullpen with minimal success, that decision might seem like a mistake by the 26-year-old Samardzija.

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