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|Current Player Ranking: 30|
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|Right shoulder - Missed Week 17 vs. Indianapolis|
Rank Among Leaders
Titans QB Mettenberger acting like 2015 starter in offseason
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) Despite rumors that the Titans will select a quarterback with their second overall pick in the 2015 draft, current starter Zach Mettenberger is playing the role quite decisively in the offseason. Included on his agenda has been organizing workouts with his fellow offensive teammates.
Among those appreciating the efforts is running back Dexter McCluster.
"If you ask me, I think that's definitely a good sign for him," McCluster told The Tennessean. "That's the first step, him showing that leadershp and him knowing, 'Hey, this may be my shot, so let me go ahead and get a head start on it.'"
Wideout Kendall Wright expressed similar sentiment.
"Our quarterback, Zach, is a young guy and he is stepping up," Wright said. "He is more than ready to play, and we are all following Zach, just going out there and getting ready and running the things he wants to run, some of the things he wants to do.
"I think we all have a lot of respect for Zach. With him trying to be our leader, it is a good thing. And he is going to be the leader if he is going to be our quarterback."
Mettenberger performed well at times in 2014. He finished the year having completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,412 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Titans' Zach Mettenberger: I can hold off Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger remains hopeful he's the quarterback of the future, even with Tennessee holding the No. 2 pick in this year's draft.
The 2014 sixth-round pick showed some confidence in his role with the team while speaking to reporters at an event in Nashville, noting that he could hold off the top two quarterback prospects, Florida State's Jameis Winston or Oregon's Marcus Mariota, if the Titans used their No. 2 pick on a quarterback, per ESPN.
"They are obviously very talented guys," Mettenberger said. " … If they were here I think they would say the same thing: If we had to compete out there, I think I'd beat them out."
General manager Ruston Webster said Wednesday at the combine that the Titans haven't given up on Mettenberger at quarterback, despite their low draft pick. Mettenberger admitted that the GM has been completely straight with him, with "no smoke and mirrors."
Tennessee installed Mettenberger under center as the starter in late October. He went without a win in six starts before missing the final three games of his rookie campaign with a shoulder injury. He threw for 1,412 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2014.
Mettenberger's status as Titans' starting QB could be in jeopardy
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Titans general manager Ruston Webster said Wednesday at the combine in Indianapolis that the team has not yet given up on Zach Mettenberger at quarterback. However, he also didn't rule out potentially taking a quarterback with the second pick in the NFL Draft.
Webster said he will spend plenty of time leading up to the draft with quarterback prospects Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.
"We're in a good position, be it quarterback or any other position," Webster said of having the No. 2 pick.
Report: Titans likely to stick with Zach Mettenberger at QB
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/15/15) The Titans have the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but they're unlikely to pick one of the last two Heisman winners.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the Titans are likely to keep Zach Mettenberger at starting quarterback, instead of drafting a high-profile college quarterback early in the first round.
Wyatt said that "early indications" are that the team is "leaning toward" giving Mettenberger a chance to prove himself, and passing on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
Winston won the 2013 Heisman Trophy, while leading Florida State to the national title. Mariota won it in 2014, leading Oregon to the national championship game.
"We like Zach, and I think Zach has the tools to play and start in the league," said Titans general manager Ruston Webster.
Webster added that the team would do its "due diligence" and evaluate both Winston and Mariota at the NFL Combine.
Mettenberger, a rookie last season, was installed as starting quarterback in late October. He was winless in six starts before missing the final three games of the season with a shoulder injury. He passed for 1,412 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
|It took eight weeks for Zach Mettenberger to finally start for the Titans last year. This year he might not have to wait as long. The Titans are expected to give Mettenberger a chance to begin the season as their starting quarterback even if another quarterback is added to the roster. Mettenberger had mixed results as a rookie, throwing for over 250 yards and multiple touchdowns in half of his starts, bombing out in the other three starts. Plus he had an interception in every game he played before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the season. There's some potential with Mettenberger, but with the league flooded with more appealing quarterbacks and his job on shaky ground to begin with, he's probably not worth drafting. That changes if you can start multiple quarterbacks -- he'd be a nice backup choice in those formats worth a mid- to late-round selection.
(Updated 4/22/15) |