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Power Take: Fitzpatrick should finally get what he deserves, a big payday

Ryan Fitzpatrick has played on four teams in four years, going back to his final season with the Bills. There’s a chance he could go five-for-five.

Fitz is a free agent. The Jets want him back as their starter, but they’re far apart in negotiations. Word is, the Jets are offering $8-$10 million a season. Fitz is said to be looking for a salary in the $16-$18 million range.

I can’t blame him. Sam Bradford (25-37-1 career record) signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Eagles. The Broncos have offered Brock Osweiler, who has started seven NFL games, $15 million a year to stay off the market.

Fitz led the Jets to a 10-6 record and had a team-record 31 TD passes. He forged a bond with receivers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall. The Jets could argue that Fitz, 33, had a fluke year. Three interceptions in the fourth quarter in the finale in Buffalo didn’t help.

The Jets will let Fitz test a thin QB market. Maybe he’ll hit the jackpot. If not, they should find a middle ground. As a family man and father of five, does Fitz really want to move again?

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