Mettenberger was released by the Steelers on Monday.
Mettenberger's release comes days after Pittsburgh selected quarterback Josh Dobbs in the draft. Now a free agent, Mettenberger will look to catch on as a reserve quarterback with another team in 2017.
Mettenberger was claimed off waivers by the Steelers on Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
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 was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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 was claimed off of waivers by the Chargers on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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.
Mettenberger has been waived by the Titans, The Tennessean reports.
Mettenberger started 10 games across his two seasons in Tennessee, combining for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but the Titans sought a more experienced backup to quarterback Marcus Mariota, thus signing veteran Matt Cassel earlier this offseason. With Cassel joining the Titans, Mettenberger's path to reps was even more crowded, so now the 24-year-old will get the opportunity to go through OTAs and training camp elsewhere. At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, Mettenberger's size and arm strength should make him an intriguing option for teams in the market for a reserve signal-caller.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson would like to keep Mettenberger (forearm) in Tennessee this coming season, despite the offseason acquisition of veteran free-agent Matt Cassel, the Nashville Post reports.
Quarterback depth isn't easy to come by in the NFL, and Robinson would prefer to keep his options open behind starter Marcus Mariota rather than deal Mettenberger to a quarterback-needy destination. Mettenberger saw meaningful action in six games last season, but the 24-year-old will have to beat out Cassel and hope for an injury to Mariota in order to have a realistic chance of contributing for the Titans in 2016.
Mettenberger (forearm) is questionable to return Sunday against the Colts.
Before leaving the contest, Mettenberger had completed 5-of-13 passes for 38 yards and an interception while rushing twice for 4 yards and a touchdown. In his absence, Alex Tanney has taken over quarterback duties for the Titans.
Mettenberger will start against the Colts on Sunday with Marcus Mariota (knee) sidelined.
Mettenberger will be at the helm once again Sunday when the 3-12 Titans finish off their season against the Colts. It'll be Mettenberger's fourth start of the 2015 campaign, and he's coming off a one touchdown, two-turnover performace last Sunday against the Texans. Should the Titans be down for most of the contest this weekend, Mettenberger could have plenty of chances to throw the ball, but he's not an ideal option in most formats.
Mettenberger completed 27-of-51 passes for 234 yards, a touchdown, and an interception while also losing a fumble during his start in place of the injured Marcus Mariota (knee) against the Texans on Sunday
Mettenberger was able to reach a respectable yardage figure purely through the sheer volume of 51 attempts, but was atrocious overall with a paltry 4.6 yards per attempt average and two turnovers. There simply aren't enough weapons in Tennessee's low-octane offense for a mediocre quarterback like Mettenberger to find much success. Giving the 24-year-old signal-caller another start next week in Indianapolis would be a big step forward in Tennessee's quest for the NFL's worst record and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
With Marcus Mariota out this week, Mettenberger will start Sunday's game against the Texans.
It wouldn't surprise us if Mettenberger started Week 17's game against the Colts as well, but the Titans have yet to rule Mariota out for that contest. In relief of Mariota in Week 15's loss to the Patriots, Mettenberger completed 20 of 28 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He'll take aim Sunday at a 7-7 Texans' squad that sits atop the AFC South standings.
Mettenberger came on in the second quarter for the injured Marcus Mariota (knee) and completed 20 of 28 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Patriots.
Mettenberger connected with tight end Delanie Walker for both of his scores, and with the severity of Mariota's injury still unknown, Mettenberger could be under center in Week 16 against the Texans, who need just one win to clinch the AFC South.
Mettenberger completed just 22-of-31 passes for 171 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 20-6 loss to Houston. He also lost a fumble, and is now 0-8 as an NFL starter.
Mettenberger clearly hasn't been the answer to Tennessee's offensive woes, and will go back to a bench role once Marcus Mariota (knee) is healthy enough to play. Even if Mariota isn't ready to go next week at New Orleans, nothing about Mettenberger's play thus far makes him an appealing option.
Mettenberger will start Sunday's game in Houston, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
With Marcus Mariota (knee) out for at least one more week, Mettenberger will take aim at a porous Houston defense, after struggling in a Week 7 loss to the Falcons. Even in the favorable matchup, he's one of the least appealing Week 8 options at this position.
Mettenberger completed 22-of-35 passes for just 187 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while filling in for an injured Marcus Mariota (knee) in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Mettenberger fell to 0-7 as a starter in the NFL, and this performance made it easy to see why he's winless. A failed fourth down conversion and an interception ended Tennessee's final two drives when the team needed just a field goal to tie the game, as Mettenberger failed to exploit a Falcons defense that came in ranked 29 against the pass. Nothing about the big-armed 24-year-old's performance suggests he'll fare any better if Mariota is still unable to go against the Texans next week.
Mettenberger is slated to start Sunday's game against the Falcons.
With Marcus Mariota not available to play this week, Mettenberger will draw the Titans' Week 7 starting QB assignment. Though Mettenberger is only an option in deeper formats, working in his favor this weekend, as the Tennessean points out, is that the Falcons are currently the league's 29th-ranked pass defense.
A knee problem has Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota ruled out for Sunday.
That declaration by Ken Whisenhunt sets the stage for Zach Mettenberger to draw the start in Week 7.
Titans backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger will split practice reps with starter Marcus Mariota (knee) this week, ESPN.com reports.
Mettenberger will have some opportunities to work with the first-team offense as Mariota is dealing with a sprained left MCL. Those potentially interested in playing Mettenberger this week should track Mariota's health carefully.
Mettenberger completed 5-of-8 passes for 63 yards and rushed once for four yards while playing the final drive of Sunday's blowout loss to Miami.
It's hard to take much away from Mettenberger's performance, as he only came in to protect Mariota with the game out of hand. Mariota was clearly hobbled after taking a borderline hit earlier in the game, but Mettenberger won't see any meaningful game action unless Mariota is unable to go against the Falcons next week.