The former 6th round draft pick reunites with the man who drafted him, Ken Whisenhunt.
Chargers claimed ex-Titans QB Zach Mettenberger off waivers, source said. Reunites with OC Ken Whisenhunt. Team had No. 2 waiver priority.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) May 17, 2016
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.
Imagine dying on a hill for this pic.twitter.com/1cStdXhdrP— KP (@KP_Show) May 17, 2016