Metterberger is a more traditional drop back quarterback. Mariota, who suffered a sprained MCL against the Dolphins on a low hit last week, is more mobile and the Titans had some designed runs for him.
The Falcons prepared for both quarterbacks this week.
“He has a strong arm,” safety William Moore said. “We obviously took a look at both of the guys. We don’t have that much tape on him, but at the same time, the plays that we have, he looked great in them. It’s going to be a good look from him. I’m sure that he’s prepared.”
Mettenberger was dismissed from the Georgia program after pleading guilty to sexual battery for his involvement in incident at a bar in south Georgia in April of 2010.
Southern Judicial Circuit district attorney J. David Miller said the charges “were the result of Mettenberger grabbing the breasts and touching the buttocks” of a 20-year-old female Valdosta State University student in the bar. He was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 80 hours of community service.
He apologized in a statement.
He transferred to Butler (Kan.) Community College before finishing his college career at LSU.