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Zach Mettenberger Vows To Fight Marcus Mariota For Titans' Starting QB Job...To Death, If Necessary

If you thought Zach Mettenberger was just going to give the Titans' starting QB job to Marcus Mariota, you were sorely mistaken. Texans fans will enjoy this.

You know what?  On second thought, you can have the job, Marcus.
You know what? On second thought, you can have the job, Marcus.
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It should come as no surprise that many Texans fans delight in any failure, uncertainty, or comedy that emanates from Nashville, Tennessee. We have Paul Kuharsky and Adam Caplan to thank for the latest morsel.

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, there was much sturm und drang about whether the Titans should take a QB with the second overall pick. The question was whether the presence of Zach Mettenberger on the roster, coupled with a plethora of holes elsewhere, was enough to warrant the Titans passing on Marcus Mariota. The Titans answered that question in the negative, selecting the Oregon signal-caller with the second pick in the draft.

Some could perceive that decision as the Titans implicitly choosing Mariota over Mettenberger, with the natural consequence being that Mariota is now the Titans' starting quarterback. But you know who doesn't see things that way? Zach Mettenberger, that's who!

"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."

You hear that, Mariota?  What are you prepared to do? You ready to lay it all on the line?  Are you willing to cease living in order to become the starting QB for the Titans? Because Zach Mettenberger is.