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The San Diego Chargers add former Titans QB Zach Mettenberger

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The San Diego Chargers have claimed former Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger off of waivers today, reuniting him with Ken Whisenhunt.

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The former 6th round draft pick reunites with the man who drafted him, Ken Whisenhunt.

I've seen people on the interwebs say it's a good fit simply for the fact Mettenberger is reuniting with Whisenhunt. In my exposures to Mettenberger, he's been very poor. Yes, he has a giant arm. He also has cinder blocks for feet that cause him to take hits/sacks that he has no business taking and just isn't very accurate at all. Tie that into him being a poor decision maker in an offense where you have to be able to process quickly and I'm not sure if he makes the roster. We shall see.

I'm interested if there's any financial implications in tis move. It would cost the Chargers roughly the same amount of money to release Kellen Clemens or Mettenberger at the end of training camp, although Clemens makes a larger salary. So this should set up for an interesting training battle for the backup QB position. $31,000 to cut Mettenberger, $80,000 to cut Clemens. Mettenberger is cheaper if they keep him, though. Almost at half the cost.