Report: Broncos unwilling to meet Fitzpatrick's asking price after initial talks

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After losing Brock Osweiler to free agency, the Denver Broncos immediately appeared to be a logical fit for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Broncos have indeed held discussions with the veteran quarterback's representation, but are currently unwilling to meet his contract demands, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Schefter adds that the two sides could revisit contract talks at some point in the future, and that Denver will continue to monitor Fitzpatrick's situation, but that the club will look elsewhere to potentially add another quarterback.

Fitzpatrick entered free agency coming off the most productive season of his 11-year pro career where he threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns in leading the New York Jets to a 10-6 record.

Given the apparent lack of progress toward a deal with New York, though, followed up by reported hesitance from the Broncos, it's clear that Fitzpatrick's contract demands remain far too significant.

The top names still available in free agency, aside from Fitzpatrick, include Robert Griffin III, Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Moore, and Brandon Weeden.

Denver has also been one of several teams linked to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in recent trade talks.