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Zach Mettenberger will fight Marcus Mariota to the death to be Titans QB

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The Tennessee Titans and their fans are set for an exciting pre-season, to say the very least.

The Titans decided to use the second overall pick on Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota, which leaves last year's number one QB Zach Mettenberger in a battle to try and retain that starting spot.

And Mettenberger isn't going to give up easy, that is for sure. 

Fight to the Death

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Caplan, Mettenberger is going to fight Mariota to be the number one, and he's taking the fight part incredibly literally. 

“I don’t [know] what the mind-set is, but at the end of the day I can just control what I do and I’m extremely confident in myself, almost to a fault,” Mettenberger said. “But people who know me know I’m not going down without a fight to the death.”

Despite that bold claim from the former LSU man, Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt reportedly told the presses that Mettenberger has been helping Mariota with the Titans' playbook, showing their is no animosity between the two.

Mettenberger has been acting like a veteran QB so far this off-season. He went out of his way to organize workouts with his receivers and has been working like he was going to start, before Tennessee brought in Mariota that is. 

Maybe this is the reason why Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter didn't seem too happy with the Titans picking the former Oregon man.


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