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On Sunday, ESPN reported Denver is "currently unwilling" to pay the salary Fitzpatrick is pursuing. The sides could revisit talks down the road.
It appears teams aren't eager to meet the 33-year-old quarterback's salary demands.
The New York Jets and Fitzpatrick are still far apart in contract talks. Gang Green's brass offered a little more than the three-year, $21 million contract Chase Daniel received from the Philadelphia Eagles. It seems Fitzpatrick believes he deserves something closer to the $18 million range, which has been the going rate for signal-callers on the open market. Neither the Jets nor the Broncos seem willing to go there at the moment.
The Broncos traded for Mark Sanchez on Friday, sending a conditional seventh-round pick to Philadelphia. Elway called the move the "first step in our process."
Denver needs another quarterback to pair with Sanchez and second-year signal-caller Trevor Siemian.
Fitzpatrick remains a veteran option to bridge the gap between Peyton Manning and a future long-term signal-caller in Denver, just not currently at whatever rate he's seeking.