Is Zach Mettenberger the most NFL ready quarterback of the 2014 class?


Before the preseason began if you asked most people who the most NFL ready quarterback of the 2014 class was, they would likely answer that it’s Blake Bortles of the Jaguars or Teddy Bridgewater of the Vikings.

While Bortles and Bridgewater have both looked good, now that three preseason games are in the books they may just have to change their minds.

Tennessee Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger has impressed a lot of folks so far this month – most notably ESPN’s Adam Caplan who called him the best looking rookie QB of his class:

Mettenberger has thrown for more yards than any other quarterback this preseason and completed 31 of 44 passes over the last two games. While he has thrown a couple of interceptons, he has also connected on throws that many 2013 starters would not be able to make.

If Mettenberger continues to impress he will have a good chance to take over at QB1 if anything happens to Jake Locker, who has yet to finish a complete season in his NFL career.

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  • Zack

    I’ll start by saying that Caplan is as big of a moron as the Cover 32 writers. I’ve seen every Titans preseason game. Locker looks like the potential all-pro QB against starters (which is a teams best players/First team) just like he did at the start of the regular season last year before being injured. Mettenberger looks like a solid QB prospect against teams NON-STARTERS (mostly 3rd and 4th string). He hasn’t faced any starters in the pre-seaon and that’s a HUGE difference from the guys Bortles (Jacksonville) and Bridgewater (Minnesota) have played against. Those guys have been playing against starters, not gimps. Bortles is a legitimate starter and will take over for Henne before too long. I wasn’t impressed with Bridgewater in college and from what I’ve seen of him so far in the NFL, I’m not impressed at all.

  • jeremy

    Mettenberger is the most pro ready. He was in college, and it still holds true now. Now it’s just showing up on the professional field. Mett lived like a pro his entire senior year. It’s inexcusable he fell to the 6th round. Utterly absurd! He’s the best passer in the draft period. He’s a better passer than probably no less than 10 current NFL starting QB’s. That can’t be said of Bortels or Teddy. Mettenberger would start instantly in Cleveland, Houston, Buffalo, NYJ, Oakland(just like carr is). Tennessee got their future-actually present if they are smart-in the sixth round! Cleveland got a guy who will be doing well to still be in the league in 5 years in the first round. Minnesota got a guy who makes great reads, but can’t make throws with much degree of difficulty in round 1. Bortles is legit, and will succeed. But, Mettenberger will outshine all of them as a passer for many years in the NFL. It’s not even really a discussion.