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Mettenberger was drafted in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of LSU, and made a total of 10 starts in his 2 season career with the Titans. Mettenberger’s time in Tennessee can best be described as a struggle, playing in an offense that did not suit him in the least. Mettenberger lost every game he started, tying Brodie Croyle for the worst record ever, 0-10.
Mettenberger was unable to deliver with accuracy for the Titans, and suffered the effects of being an immobile pocket passer behind an atrocious offensive line. In his time with the team, he threw for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 60.3 percent of his passes were completions, and he had a 70.4 percent passer rating.
The season finale seemed to seal the deal for Mettenberger, as he was benched for Alex Tanney due to a combination of performance and a forearm injury. Tanney outplayed Mettenberger tremendously, nearly rallying the Titans to a win.
Mettenberger showed flashes of potential in a number of games such as in the contests versus the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. But it became clearer and clearer as the 2015 season dragged on that Mettenberger would simply never be successful with the Titans.
Early in the offseason, veteran Matt Cassel was signed to the Titans as the presumed backup. With the loss of Mettenberger, this has now been confirmed and Tanney is expected to play third string.
Defensive end Iosia Ioasia, wide receiver Rashon Caesar and tight end Kevin Greene were also released by the Titans on Monday.
It is reasonable to expect to see Mettenberger quarterbacking under a scheme more suited for less mobile drop back passers in the near future.