Zach Mettenberger to Steelers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

August 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A day after he was waived by the San Diego Chargers, third-year quarterback Zach Mettenberger was claimed Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced the move and noted Bruce Gradkowski has been placed on the reserved list.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora first reported the development, and ESPN.com's Field Yates confirmed the news.
Mettenberger joined the Chargers in May after he was waived by the Tennessee Titans, but head coach Mike McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt—who was paired with Mettenberger in Tennessee—didn't see enough from the signal-caller to let him stick around.
Now a member of the Steelers, Mettenberger figures to compete for third-string responsibilities behind backup Landry Jones—who is coming off his best performance of the preseason and has the No. 2 job in hand, per ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler:
In exhibition action last week against the New Orleans Saints, Jones completed 19-of-22 passes for 206 yards...

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