Originally Posted by errand
Tripucka was the very first Denver Broncos starting QB.....
That first year of the AFL, the Broncos had a couple QBs go down in that last preseason game. Tripucka was an assistant coach at the time and coach Filchock had him go in at QB. He was the first QB in AFL history to throw for more than 3000 yards in a season and he recorded the first TD in AFL history.