NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans finally have drafted a quarterback to back up oft-injured Jake Locker, though they certainly took their time before taking Zach Mettenberger of LSU.
The Titans traded with Washington to move up eight spots Saturday and drafted Mettenberger at No. 178 overall in the sixth round.
Locker has missed 14 of 32 starts since being named the team's top quarterback, and he was hurt for the final nine games last season as Tennessee went 7-9 and costing Mike Munchak his coaching job.
The 6-foot-5, 252-pound Mettenberger threw for 3,082 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. He tore his left ACL in the regular season finale in November and had surgery in January.
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