Zach Mettenberger was selected in the sixth round out of LSU this past offseason.
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Tennessee Titans are going with rookie Zach Mettenberger as the starting quarterback moving forward, deciding to bench veteran signal-callers Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst in favor of a youth movement.
The change comes after Locker has completed just 58 percent of his passes for 764 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions in just four games. He missed Week 4 and the last two weeks due to a right thumb injury.
Charlie Whitehurst started in place of Locker in those games for the Titans, who are 2-5 this season and preparing to face the Houston Texans this Sunday.
Closing the door on Cutler
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Many are missing the point when trying to analyze what's going on with the Chicago Bears.
Brandon Marshall's emotional outburst after last Sunday's ugly 27-14 home loss to the Miami Dolphins has placed the focus on whether the enigmatic receiver's relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler is strained.
What should be spotlighted is that the Bears are 3-4 and looking up at both Green Bay and Detroit in the NFC North.