March 19, 1961: Jim Murray talks to Edmund “Zeke” Bratkowski, the Chicago Bears quarterback who was traded to the Rams – after a month of shopping around -- in exchange for Billy Wade.
Murray says: If any player was entitled to come into town with a chip on his shoulder it was Zeke Bratkowski. People have needed psychiatry for less symptoms of rejection. But Zeke wasn't mad at anybody. He had just been to Mass and telephoned his wife back home when I saw him. Did he think he would be the No. 1 quarterback on the Rams, I asked him.