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Mettenberger, Zack

Topps AAF 2019, #ZM

CARDS: Topps AAF 2019, Topps AAF 2019 Certified, Panini Prestige 2015
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Work
SENT: 10/15 RECEIVED: 10/24 (9 days)


  • Zach Mettenberg was a prototypical pocket passer with a strong arm who played at Butler Community College (2010) and LSU (2011-13).
  • Over time with Tigers, threw for 35 TDs and 5783 yards on 407 completions.
  • Selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Mettenberger played at an interesting transitional time for the Titans, at the tail end of the short Jake Locker epoch and the beginning of the Marcus Mariota era in Tennesssee.
  • During his rookie year, Zach took over for Locker at QB throwing for 8 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and 1,412 passing yards.
  • Most memorably, Mettenberger had a short running feud with Houston Texans DE JJ Watt.
  • Mettenberger spent his second season backing up new starter Marcus Mariota.
  • Again stepping into the starting lineup in injury relief for Mariota, Zach threw for 4 TDs to 7 INT.
  • Spent 2016 on the rosters of the Chargers and Steelers but didn’t see any action.
  • After a year off from football, played in the Spring League in 2018 during their Austin showcase.
  • Signed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football in 2018.
  • Later during the league’s QB draft in 2019, was the final selection off the board by the Express.
  • Joined a crowded QB room, but made the roster behind Christian Hackenberg and Brandon Silvers.
  • Started 4th game of the season against the San Diego Fleet, completing 18 of 25 passes for 174 yards, leading the team to its first win of the year.
  • The next week, was sacked multiple times and injured during the contest against the Salt Lake City Stallions.
  • Wasn’t selected in the 2020 XFL draft and returned to the Spring League.
  • Went into coaching and in 2022, joined the staff of Alabama as an analyst.


I had been waiting to pounce on Zach for sometime since his days in The Spring League. During that game that I saw him play in, a cold front came in dropping the temperatures at the outdoor event by 30-40 degrees. It was bitterly cold. The crowd treated the game more like a scrimmage. Hardcore fans like myself enjoyed the experience, but the majority of the crowd was dead silent and Mettenberger made sure to make a show of it screaming and yelling and having an insanely good time. I was too intimidated to ask him for his autograph. Also of note, sitting nearby and incognito was former Dallas Cowboys’ QB Babe Laufenberg that I missed out on. -I’m still kicking myself about that one.


Adjei-Barimah, Jude

Topps AAF 2019, #AU-JA

CARD: Topps AAF 2019 Certifed
ACQUIRED: 2019, Box Breaker


  • Jude Adejei-Barimah played DB for Bowling Green from 2011-14.
  • A situational starter in the secondary, he wasn’t a fulltime starter in the secondary until his senior campaign in 2014.
  • Still as a Sophomore in 2012, Jude posted 4 interceptions.
  • In 2014, Jude had 82 total tackles, 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a pick, and 11 pass deflections.
  • Signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015 as a free agent.
  • In 2017, spent nearly the entire season on IR after fracturing his knee.
  • Jumpstarted his career in 2019, signing with the San Diego Fleet of the AAF.
  • After securing a roster spot on the Fleet, was injured in the season opener against the San Antonio Commanders.
  • He’d later be placed on IR with a wrist injury missing the rest of the abbreviated season.
  • Selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL 2020 initiative and had contract terminated when the league ceased operations during COVID.

Favorite thing about it (AAF) has been seeing so many familiar faces on other teams that competed with or against in the past.

Jude Adjei-Barimah



Jude stepped up for the Fleet as an ambassador after his injury, even doing an AMA on Reddit. He got in what he could during that first game against the Commanders, making a pick, and then taunting SA fans from the Fleet bench- though later in his AMA he admitted he very much enjoyed playing at the Alamodome.

Patton, Quinton

Topps AAF 2019, #AU-QP

CARD: Topps AAF 2019 Certified
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2019


  • Quinton Patton was a 4th round pick out of Louisiana Tech by the San Fransisco 49ers in 2012.
  • A two year starter at WR for LA Tech, he caught 183 passes for 2594 yards and 24 TDs.
  • Played four seasons for the ‘9ers.
  • Best season came in 2016, catching 37 passes for 408 yards, but finished the season on IR.
  • Signed with the Jets in 2017, but was later released with an injury settlement.
  • Joined the AAF in 2019 as a member of the Birmigham Iron.
  • In the league debut, he caught 4 passes for 104 yards.
  • Caught 33 passes for 372 yards in 8 contests for the Iron.


Great card of Quinton. His base card is equally impressive. He’s still a big football fan, and has recently directed his attention towards helping young athletes develop their football potential.