Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is on the move yet again after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday afternoon.
Now we’re left with one obvious question - where will he go next?
There’s a few feasible options for the Mettshow. Whoever picks him up needs to be willing and able to invest in a raw talent that still needs time to develop. A team with a decent offensive line, an established wide receiver corps and a veteran pocket-passer on the roster are all things Mettenberger needs to perform to his maximum potential in the league.
So without further a due, here’s a handful of teams you might see Mettenberger join in the near future.
New York Jets
Since he was cut from the Steelers, there’s been a lot of talk on social media about how great of a fit Mettenberger would be for the always quarterback-needy Jets. After a failed experiment with the likes of Christian Hackenberg, the Jets are again actively seeking another signal-caller to add to the mix. They have at least one quality wide receiver in Eric Decker on offense, kind of reminiscent of the star receivers like Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. Mettenberger had in Baton Rouge. To snag the backup position, Mett would have to beat out Bryce Petty, Josh McCown and Hackenberg.
Bruce Arians’ offensive scheme may be just the perfect fit for Mettenberger. Not to mention a number of analysts saw Mettenberger going to the Cardinals in the first place during the 2014 NFL draft. In the instance he is picked up by the Cardinals, he would be competing with Drew Stanton and Zac Dysert to be Carson Palmer’s backup.
New Orleans Saints:
Drew Brees isn’t getting any younger, and the Saints are going to have a void to fill at the quarterback position. Currently, the Saints have Luke McCown, Garrett Grayson and Chase Daniel on the depth chart behind him. We can expect at least one of these guys to be cut in the near future, as none of them have proven themselves worthy of a permanent place on the roster. With these QBs to contend with, Mettenberger has a good chance of winning out. Brees isn’t too shabby of a mentor to learn from either.