Earlier this week, Campus Sports released a sitdown interview with Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger. During the interview, Mettenberger made a tongue-in-cheek remark regarding Houston Texans star J.J. Watt.
“J.J. had to say it’s a bit high schoolish that I take selfies, and I think he still rags me on Instagram every time he posts a selfie,” Mettenberger said. “At the same time, if that’s high schoolish, he got a letterman jacket made — a Texans letterman jacket.
“That’s pretty high schoolish to me, don’t you say?”
Since those comments began to gain steam in social media circles, the story began to blow up.
However, it was clear from the beginning that Mettenberger was making the comments in jest. He confirmed the joking nature of his remarks to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
“Watch the video and you can see I was being sarcastic and joking,” Mettenberger said. “Pretty simple.”
It will be interesting to see if the two players continue to take playful shots at each other as the AFC South continues to generate some offseason excitement.