The 2014 sixth-round draft pick out of LSU was waived by Tennessee yesterday as one of many roster moves made by the team. Despite the lack of production, many Titans fans lamented the departure of the player playfully dubbed “The Mett Show,” who had become, if nothing else, comic relief for a team maligned by four straight losing seasons.
Mettenberger received plenty of opportunity during his time in Nashville. As a rookie, Mettenberger was thrust into the starting role in 2014 prior to Marcus Mariota era. Additionally, the former SEC standout was afforded the opportunity to prove his worth as a competent player to other NFL franchises who may have been interested in trading for his services in 2015 when Mariota was absent due to injury.
The Mett Show failed admirably at both.
In 10 total starts over the course of two full seasons, Mettenberger guided the Titans to a total of zero wins and 10 losses. As depicted by the graphic above from ESPN.com, that record leaves Mettenberger tied with former Kansas City Chief Brodie Croyle for the most NFL starts without a win.
With the departure of Mettenberger, the Titans now proceed into the 2016 off-season with three quarterbacks remaining on the roster: the aforementioned Mariota, Matt Cassel (signed in March) and Alex Taney.