Titans GM talks up Zach Mettenberger, may not draft QB at No. 2
1:01 | NFL
Titans GM talks up Zach Mettenberger, may not draft QB at No. 2
Monday February 16th, 2015

Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team likes quarterback Zach Mettenberger but did not say if he plans to select a quarterback in the upcoming NFL draft.

The Titans have the No. 2 overall pick in the draft after a 2-14 campaign last season. The team could select one of the two top quarterback prospects available: Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Florida State's 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston.

"We like Zach, and I think Zach has the tools to play and start in the league," Webster told the Tennessean. "We've said all along that this is a part of this process, and we have to do our due diligence all the way through. Zach knows we are going to do that, and this is just kind of part of it."

Webster said that his team will evaluate both Mariota and Winston during the NFL Scouting Combine, which starts this weekend in Indianapolis.

BURKE: Wilfork, Fitzgerald top list of possible cap casualties

Mettenberger was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft and started six times last season, losing each one of those starts.

He completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,412 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. He missed the last three games after injuring his shoulder.

"Zach has done a great job of everything we've asked," Webster said. "He's working hard, and it is important to him. He just needs to keep doing that. ... I know with all the questions it's difficult, but he just needs to keep doing what he is doing, and he understands that.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.