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The Titans May Have Found Their Future Quarterback
That's right, Titans fans. It’s not often that you find a franchise quarterback in the back end of the NFL draft, but every now and then it can and does happen.
The next name that could end up joining this rare group of quality starting NFL quarterbacks is none other than Zach Mettenberger.
But how could a quarterback of that quality fall all the way to the sixth round of the draft? To start, there are a few reasons.
Mettenberger was forced to sit out most of the draft process after tearing his ACL while at LSU. Before he did, Mettenberger had a pretty productive career during college, becoming the only QB in school history to throw for 2,500 or more yards in back-to-back seasons.
In the preseason, Mettenberger’s 659 passing yards led the league while completing an impressive 69 percent of his passes. In addition, of all the QBs who have attempted at least 50 passes, only one quarterback has a higher average yards per pass attempt.
To be fair, Locker’s numbers are comparable, and between him and Mettenberger, one of these guys will eventually end up carrying this franchise.
It’s safe to say Locker has done nothing to lose his starting job yet, but anyone who knows new head coach Ken Whisenhunt and his affinity toward strong pocket-passers knows that Mettenberger is more his style of QB.