Mettenberger was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, but it didn't take long for the 25-year-old signal-caller to find a new home in Pittsburgh. With Bruce Gradkowski dealing with a hamstring injury, Mettenberger gives the team added QB depth (along with Landry Jones) behind starter Ben Roethlisberger.
Mettenberger didn't even play in San Diego's last two preseason games, as he'd fallen behind both Kellen Clemens and undrafted rookie Mike Bercovici on the depth chart. The 2014 sixth-round selection owns an 0-10 record in 10 career starts, and he may not find an NFL home this season. Meanwhile, Clemens will likely serve as the top backup to Philip Rivers.
Mettenberger did not play during Friday's preseason win over the Cardinals.
Despite default starting QB Philip Rivers resting on the sideline, Mettenberger saw veteran backup Kellen Clemens and undrafted rookie Mike Bercovici take the majority of the snaps throughout the contest on Friday. A starter for the Titans when now current Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt was the head coach, many assumed Mettenberger could earn the No. 2 spot if he performed well during the preseason. That doesn't appear to be in the cards, however, as he has been seemingly bypassed on the depth chart by both Clemens and Bercovici and could be in danger of being released.
Mettenberger was awful in his preseason debut Saturday, completing just two of eight passes for 22 yards with an interception against the Titans.
The Titans certainly justified their decision to waive the 25-year-old quarterback this offseason in favor of veteran backup Matt Cassel. Mettenberger showed why he's winless in 10 career pro starts, and will need to turn it around immediately if he wants to beat out Kellen Clemens for the No.2 spot in San Diego.
Mettenberger now heads to San Diego to reunite with former head coach and current offensive coordinator of the Chargers, Ken Whisenhunt. The 24-year-old was waived by the Titans on Monday after two seasons with the team in which he started 10 games. He'll compete with veteran Kellen Clemens for the number two spot on the depth chart behind Philip Rivers.
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