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Zach Mettenberger To J.J. Watt: "I Was Being Sarcastic And Joking"

The Tennessee Titans' quarterback says his comments about the Houston Texans' fearsome defensive end were all in jest. Smart move.

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Zach Mettenberger made waves earlier this week when a portion of an interview he gave included the following bit about a certain best player in the NFL:

"J.J. had to say it's a bit high schoolish that I take selfies, and I think he still rags me on Instagram every time he posts a selfie," Mettenberger said. "At the same time, if that's high schoolish, he got a letterman jacket made -- a Texans letterman jacket.

"That's pretty high schoolish to me, don't you say?"

Given the timing and the wording, Watt seemingly fired back at Mettenberger via Twitter with a barb of his own. Rather than escalate things further, Mettenberger has now said he was merely joking with the player voted by his peers as the best football player in the world.

"Watch the video and you can see I was being sarcastic and joking," Mettenberger said. "Pretty simple."

Marcus Mariota thanks you for your surrender, Zach.