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Chargers & Cowboys Discussed Zach Mettenberger Trade Before He Was Cut

Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers discussed a potential trade with the Cowboys involving QB Zach Mettenberger before they cut him loose.

Dallas is clearly in the market for a veteran backup quarterback and have reportedly spoken to the Broncos about Mark Sanchez.¬†However, the Cowboys are concerned about Sanchez’s salary, so it’s hard to say that this could be a realistic option at this point in time.

The Cowboys have slow-played the market in recent years, even though they’ve had some clear needs at backup quarterback. With this in mind, I would expect them to wait for the best deal or look to waivers to see if there’s a decent option that wouldn’t cost them draft compensation.

Mettenberger, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Titans back in 2014. He’s currently in the third¬†year of his four-year, $2.345 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.

The Titans cut him loose back in May, but he was claimed off of waivers by the Chargers.

In 2015, Mettenberger appeared in seven games and threw for 935 yards while completing 60.8 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.