Zach Mettenberger RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chargers' Mettenberger happy to be reunited with Whisenhunt

    The Score "Most players take it pretty hard when their team places them on waivers. Zach Mettenberger doesn't stray from that mold, but now that he's with his new team, he's pleased not to be with his former one. The San Diego Chargers picked up the former sixth-round quarterback off waivers from the..." May 22

  • Chargers claim Zach Mettenberger, who reunites with Ken Whisenhunt

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers claimed quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers, the team confirmed Tuesday. Mettenberger served as Marcus Mariota's backup last season, starting four games when the 2015 first-round pick was injured. The 24-year-old completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 935 yards..." May 17

  • Titans move on from Zach Mettenberger, Marcus Mariota's backup

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans have waived quarterback Zach Mettenberger, as the team announced the move Monday. A sixth-round pick out of LSU in 2014, Mettenberger started 10 games over two seasons. The Titans didn't win any of those games. Mettenberger, who has a big arm but limited mobility,..." May 16

  • Marcus Mariota ruled out with knee injury, Zach Mettenberger to start

    Yahoo! Sports "In the end, it just wasn't worth it to push Marcus Mariota to start with a knee injury before he was ready, even if the Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback wanted to play. Mariota has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced. Zach Mettenberger, who started..." October 24

  • Zach Mettenberger Ready to Go if Needed on Sunday "Zach Mettenberger found himself in a familiar position after practice on Wednesday, surrounded by cameras and tape recorders while standing at his locker. During his six weeks as starting quarterback of the Titans in 2014, the “Mett Show” provided some pretty good entertainment in his corner of..." October 21

  • Whisenhunt shoots down Mettenberger trade whispers "Ken Whisenhunt on Monday laughed at the concept of shipping quarterback Zach Mettenberger out of Tennessee. Responding to whispers, online chatter and wishful thinking suggesting that quarterback-needy clubs should PACKAGE a draft pick for Marcus Mariota's backup, the Titans coach instead..." August 25

  • Titans analysis: Sorry, Mettenberger; Mariota's the man

    Tennessean "Marcus Mariota has been the talk of the town since the Titans selected him second overall in the NFL draft on April 30. He's been on billboards, magazine covers and The Tennessean front page. When the team held its rookie minicamp last Friday, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oregon..." May 19

  • Titans QB Zach Mettenberger: 'I'm not going down without a fight to the death'

    ESPN "Zach Mettenberger is going to do his best to make it hard for the Tennessee Titans to hand over the starting quarterback job to Marcus Mariota. We’ve heard from a lot of people about Mettenberger, but we haven’t heard directly from last year’s sixth-round pick and the team’s incumbent..." May 16

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    Mariota: Zach is awesome guy. I've got to have the same mindset he does. Competition will make team better #Titans

  • Mettenberger to 'fight it out' with Mariota, Lewan says

    Tennessean "The moment the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota, he became the favorite to be their starting quarterback this season. Coach Ken Whisenhunt even said that's the plan. Zach Mettenberger, who started six games last season as a rookie, is conceding nothing, however. So said tackle Taylor Lewan, who..." May 05

  • Zach Mettenberger takes lead in Titans' offseason

    Tennessean "The Titans will have the option of picking either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Titans could trade for veteran Philip Rivers — if the Chargers want to deal him. But right now, Zach Mettenberger is the team's starting quarterback,..." April 16

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    @gregcosell on @Midday180: I would pick Mettenberger over Winston for my team. Know I am in minority, doesn't mean I'm right. #Titans

  • Titans' Zach Mettenberger likely to miss rest of season

    Tennessean "Things were supposed to get better for the Titans down the stretch this season. Instead, they keep getting worse. On Sunday, the Titans lost another game in humiliating fashion — 36-7 to the Giants at LP Field. In the process, they lost starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger to an injury..." December 08

  • Titans optimistic Zach Mettenberger will play

    Tennessean "The medical evaluation on Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger is good. The right shoulder sprain the rookie suffered in Sunday's loss to the Texans isn't serious, and there is optimism he will play this week against the Giants. "A lot of it is going to be determined on how much he can throw..." December 02

  • Titans QB Zach Mettenberger laughs off "selfie" smack

    Tennessean "Zach Mettenberger offered up a smile on Tuesday, but it wasn't for a "selfie." The Titans rookie quarterback admitted he found humor in Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt calling him out about his social media pictures leading up to Sunday's game. "I just kind of laughed it off,''..." October 29

  • Clean-shaven Mettenberger ready for next test as Titans QB

    Fox Sports Tennessee "If all goes well, Zach Mettenberger might someday be the face of the Tennessee Titans. That type of franchise designation is usually reserved for the starting quarterback of any NFL team. While the rookie quarterback must eventually prove worthy of the part, he certainly got the memo from..." October 28

  • Titans plan to start Zach Mettenberger against Texans

    Tennessean "The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the situation. The move could also signal the beginning of the end for quarterback Jake Locker in Tennessee. The fourth-year pro has missed the last two games with a..." October 23

  • Bar owner: Alabama fan sucker-punched Titans QB

    USA Today "Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker punch during an incident over the weekend at a popular Nashville nightspot, according to its owner. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill, said Mettenberger did nothing to provoke another bar patron,..." July 22

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Three NFL teams have told Zach Mettenberger they have him rated in top half of the second round, according to a source

  • Zach Mettenberger's trainer explains diluted drug test, back issue

    Yahoo! Sports "Zach Mettenberger produced a diluted urine sample at the NFL scouting combine in February, leading to speculation that the former LSU quarterback had a drug issue. Not so says his trainer, who said that the diluted sample was the result of over-hydration. Following an ACL tear during his final..." May 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    LSU trainer Jack Marucci told me they tested QB Zach Mettenberger's surgically reconstructed knee on Friday -- It's now at 97% strength. ...

  • LSU's Zach Mettenberger is making good progress rehabilitating his surgically repaired knee

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU trainer Jack Marucci is amazed at former Tiger quarterback Zach Mettenberger's progress in rehabbing from knee surgery. Mettenberger himself isn't as easily impressed. Less than a month after having the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee repaired, Mettenberger is already able..." January 30