Despite a career record of 0-10, which may or may not be his fault, there is still a market for quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
And it’s not one of the teams that had been previously linked to the former Tennessee starter.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Steelers have claimed Mettenberger off waivers from the Chargers. The Bengals and Giants had put in claims for him when he was cut by Tennessee earlier this offseason.
The Steelers seemed previously content with Landry Jones as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup, and they may still be. But after veteran Bruce Gradkowski suffered a torn hamstring, they were perilously thin at the position, with just Bryn Renner on the roster.
Jones also hasn’t been very good in the preseason, beyond the four-interception game against the Eagles.