Lionel Taylor’s debut

Tripucka and Taylor
QB Frank Tripucka and WR Lionel Taylor would represent the first game-breaking passing duo in Broncos history.
Lionel Taylor plays his first game as a Bronco after being cut by the Chicago Bears. In seven seasons with the Broncos, he would set team receiving standards that would last into the 21st century.

“I thought if I went over to the AFL and made a name for myself, I could come back to the NFL and make some money,” Taylor recalled. “As it turned out, it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me because I never went back to the NFL.”