The Tennessee Titans made a rather surprising move (at least in my eyes) on Monday as they waived quarterback Zach Mettenberger. The move comes a little over two months after they signed Matt Cassel to a one-year contract. The Titans spent a sixth round pick on Mettenberger in 2014.
Mettenberger will go through the waivers process, which means any team can put a claim on him. The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 spot in the waiver wire. The 49ers are No. 7, but would be No. 6 for Mettenberger because the Titans drop to the back of the list.
The 49ers currently have four quarterbacks on the roster. They include Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick, Thaddeus Lewis, and Jeff Driskel. They also have an open roster spot once they place Jarryd Hayne on the reserve/retired list. The 49ers don't necessarily need another quarterback, but Mettenberger is certainly someone people will be talking about.
Mettenberger is more of a traditional big pocket passer, measuring in at 6'5, 224 pounds at the 2014 NFL Combine. He has a big arm, but lacks mobility, and it sounds like he needs to work on his mechanics. I would not expect the 49ers to add him, but I have to think somebody will be enticed enough to claim him off waivers.