The San Diego Chargers added Zach Mettenberger to the roster today after claiming him off of waivers from the Tennessee Titans. The 6’5″ QB from LSU was originally drafted by the Titans when Ken Whisenhunt, now the Offensive Coordinator for the Chargers, was their Head Coach.
Mettenberger’s potential, with his size and arm strength, is unmistakable. However, he’s been unable to consistently gets results in the NFL. In 10 career starts, Mettenberger is 0-10. With 345 passing attempts to his name, he has thrown for 2,347 yards, 12 TDs, and 14 interceptions.
The Titans waived Mettenberger yesterday, giving up on him as Marcus Mariota’s backup, but he still has two years left on his rookie contract. His most memorable moment with the Titans might be this one…
It would cost the Chargers roughly the same amount of money to release Kellen Clemens or Zach Mettenberger at the end of Training Camp, although Clemens does make a larger salary and is older, so this should set up for an interesting Training Camp battle for the backup QB spot behind Philip Rivers.
Is this a good move by the Chargers? Could Mettenberger eventually take over for Rivers’ as the team’s starter? Let us know what you think in the comments below!