Just over 24 hours after his release by the Tennessee Titans, former quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a new team and will soon be reunited with his former Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt,
On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers claimed Mettenberger off waivers, thus reuniting him with Whisenhunt, the Chargers' current offensive coordinator.
A sixth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Mettenberger was selected by the Titans following a troubled college career that saw the strong-armed quarterback dismissed from the University of Georgia before finally finishing out his career in Baton Rouge, where he was a two-year starter for the LSU Tigers.
Whisenhunt was the head coach of the Titans when he, along with former general manager Ruston Webster, moved up in the sixth round to select Mettenberger.
The former Tigers star appeared in 14 games for the Titans, starting 10 in his two years with team. He finished his Titans career 0-10 as a starter and was benched in favor of rookie quarterback Alex Tanney in last year's season finale in Indianapolis, a game the Titans eventually lost.
For his Titans career, Mettenberger was 208-of-345 for 2,347 yards, 12 TDs and 14 INTs.
Mettenberger will now compete for the backup spot behind Phillip Rivers, the incumbant starter and five-time Pro Bowl quarterback,
Mettenberger was released on Monday in a roster move in which the Titans added four players and released four players to make room for the new additions.