The salary that former New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is hoping to receive in free agency may be too high for the defending Super Bowl-champion Denver Broncos.

By SI Wire
March 13, 2016

The salary that former New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is hoping to receive in free agency may be too high for the defending Super Bowl-champion Denver Broncos, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. 

The Broncos still have interest in Fitzpatrick and the two sides could revisit contract discussions moving forward, according to Schefter.

Denver is looking to add another quarterback to its roster after presumed starter Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans early on in the free agency window. The franchise has already traded for Philadelphia Eagles backup Mark Sanchez, giving up an conditional seventh round pick.

Trevor Siemian is currently the only other quarterback on the Denver roster.

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Fitzpatrick, 33, was initially expected to re-sign with the Jets after a solid first season in New York, but the two sides have not been able to get close in contract negotiations. The Harvard grad threw for career-highs in yards (3,905) and touchdowns (31) in 2015. 

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