The Pittsburgh Steelers used a fourth-round pick to draft a quarterback then released another one the next day.
According to Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to move on from quarterback, Zach Mettenberger. After using a fourth-round pick to draft Tennessee product, Joshua Dobbs, the Steelers have narrowed their quarterback depth chart by releasing Mettenberger.
Mettenberger didn’t appear in a single game during his only season with the team. Despite rumors that he may be the Ben Roethlisberger successor, Pittsburgh decided Mettenberger was not a part of their future plan.
The quarterback will be looking to join his third NFL team, formerly playing for the Tennessee Titans. With the play caller marker pretty steady right now, he could find a job relatively quickly. Although it won’t be competing for a starting role, he could be a valuable backup on a few NFL teams.
The Steelers will move into minicamp with Ben Roethlisberger, Josh Dobbs, and Landry Jones on the roster. Jones, who has backed up Roethlisberger since 2013, will head to camp as the primary backup. However, he’ll compete with rookie Dobbs for the second-string role.
Pittsburgh is set to begin Organized Team Activities on May 23 and will start minicamp on June 13.